Agents Rescue Seven Illegal Aliens Over Weekend

Release Date: August 24, 2020

OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued seven aliens in distress in the Jacumba Wilderness region over the weekend.

The incident occurred Saturday, at approximately 9:45 p.m., when El Centro Station agents were notified of a distress call made by an individual who illegally crossed the international boundary in the mountains 40 miles west of Calexico.

The individual stated he was with six others and that they were lost and out of water. El Centro Station agents as well as the Mountain Disrupt Unit (MDU) responded to the area to assist in the search.

At approximately 12:55 a.m., MDU agents successfully located the seven individuals and confirmed it was they who made the distress call. All seven individuals were provided cold water and did not require any medical attention.

The six adult men, and one adult female, all illegal aliens from Mexico, were transported to a rally point for processing where agents conducted a criminal background investigation and further medical screening.

They were all expelled back to their country of origin immediately after they cleared the screening process.

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