Border Patrol briefs: 72 hours in the Tucson Sector
Posted: Sep 14, 2009 3:08 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 14, 2009 3:08 PM CDT

TUCSON, Ariz. - The following are some highlights of activities that occurred within the Tucson Sector in the past 72 hours.

(Willcox) Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Willcox Station located two illegal aliens Friday from Mexico, following a call to 911. Members of the Sector BORSTAR unit, assisting other agents, located a man and woman near Benson and conducted an assessment of their conditions. The woman was treated for symptoms of dehydration. The pair was transported to the Willcox Border Patrol Station for processing.

(Ajo) On Sunday, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Ajo Station rescued two illegal aliens from Mexico, near the Village of Hickiwan, on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. The men called 911 and told agents they were in distress. Once located, the pair was given intravenous fluids and transported to the Ajo Border Patrol Station for processing.

From Oct. 1, 2008, through Aug. 31, 2009, Border Patrol Agents have rescued more than 500 individuals from the dangers of the Sonoran Desert; some treated for injuries sustained while attempting illegally entry into the United States. The Border Patrol is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that anyone encountered in distress is given proper medical care.

Suspected Illegal Immigrant Deaths

(Casa Grande) Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station discovered skeletal remains Sunday on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, northwest of Santa Rosa Ranch near Sells. The remains were turned over to the Tohono O'odham Police Department.

(Tucson) Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Tucson Station discovered decomposing human remains on Saturday near Three Points, Arizona. The remains were turned over to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Through the first 11 months of Fiscal Year 2009, agents within the Tucson Sector have identified almost 200 deaths of illegal aliens. This number represents confirms that alien smugglers continue to lead unsuspecting men, women and children through the desert; many times without sufficient provisions to sustain human life. Often, the deaths resulted from migrants being unable to continue due to some form of medical distress.