TUCSON – On Tuesday, a large group of Central American families were apprehended by order Patrol agents after they illegally entered the country west of Lukeville.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents detected the group of 102 illegal aliens, “walking in the United States along the vehicle barrier that serves as an international boundary with Mexico. Much like the other large groups encountered in this area within the last six months, all of the individuals who surrendered to agents were Guatemalan and Honduran nationals, with children accounting for more than half the group, 12 of which were unaccompanied.”
“Smuggling organizations have expanded their exploitation of Central Americans to unprecedented levels,” said Tucson Sector Chief Roy Villareal. “By transporting these large groups of families to remote desert areas, it’s clear they have little regard for the safety and well-being of these families. Their sole intent is to disrupt border security efforts.”
Las organizaciones dedicadas al tráfico humano han ampliado la explotación de centroamericanos a niveles nunca antes vistos dijo el jefe de #PatrullaFronteriza del Sector de Tucson Roy Villareal @CBP. Detalles: https://t.co/C0JjrDL7XD pic.twitter.com/5wG281Ewzq
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) March 20, 2019