Thousands of migrants have been captured in southern Arizona in the last week, one of the corridors for illegal migration most used by criminal organizations dedicated to human trafficking.
According to the head of the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrolduring last weekend, the officers assigned to the Tres Puntos Station, They managed to secure approximately 2,500 people near San Miguel, Arizona.
In one case, a single contingent of more than a thousand individuals was detained, according to Officer John R. Modlin, who added that Tucson Sector agents continue to work tirelessly to address the surge of migrants across the southwest border. .
Prior to these seizures, the arrest of almost 300 undocumented people was announced.who entered the American union illegally, near Sasabe, Arizona.
Modlin said officers from the Tucson station responded to secure, transport and process the large group. “Potential migrants are encouraged to use the CBP One app for a legal and safer migration process.”
Days before, elements assigned to the Nogales Station found another large group of migrantswho entered illegally to the west of the Dennis DeConcini border crossing in Nogales, Arizona.
There were 115 people who were taken into custody, the majority were families from South American countries.
The Tucson Sector Chief also reported that arrests of human traffickers who transport migrants in private vehicles continue.like a young man of just 21 years old and of American nationality, who was arrested with five illegal immigrants, whom he had hidden in the trunk of a pick-up truck.