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240 undocumented immigrants apprehended near Ajo

TUCSON – About 240 people were apprehended by Border Patrol near Ajo in a 48-hour period, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Sunday evening, Border Patrol agents stopped a group of 80 men, women and children attempting to enter the Lukeville Port of Entry. Authorities say the group primarily consisted of people from Guatemala.

Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station encountered several large groups of Central Americans, totaling more than 240 people in the last 48 hours/ US Customs and Border Protections

Shortly after, Ajo agents encountered two other groups. One of the groups had 113 people. The other had 49 people from Central America. That group consisted largely of families.

The people apprehended were said to be in good health. They were transferred to the Ajo Border Patrol Station for processing.

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom joined the KTTC-TV staff as News Director in February, 2008. He’s a native Minnesotan, having grown up on a farm near Litchfield, and also spending a lot of time on Lake Vermilion near Tower-Soudan, where his grandfather Gust Saari worked in the Soudan Underground Mine.

After studying journalism at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Noel worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and Executive Producer at television stations in Duluth, Little Rock, Buffalo, Louisville and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Noel was the News Director at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo for seven of his 18 years at the CBS affiliate before returning to Minnesota. He and his wife Cindy have two grown children and make their home in Rochester.

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