YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Station Border Patrol agents took nearly 450 undocumented immigrants into custody over a 48 hour period, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say.
Late Tuesday evening, Border Patrol agents stopped 82 people from crossing over the legacy landing mat border wall east of the San Luis Port of Entry. Authorities say the majority of the group consisted of families from Guatemala and El Salvador. They were said to be between the ages of 2 and 48 years old.
A few hours later, Border Patrol observed a group of 83 people digging a shallow hole underneath an older portion of the same legacy landing mat border wall. This group was primarily Guatemalan and El Salvador nationals, aging between 2 and 40 years old.
On Wednesday, the agents also apprehended 449 undocumented immigrants. They were said to be mainly families from Central America.