Operation Stonegarden Results in Arrest of 10 Illegal Aliens

Release Date: June 14, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 illegal aliens during three incidents Tuesday thanks to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office participating in Operation Stonegarden.

Border Patrol agents and assets from
the Pinal County Sherif's arrested 10
illegal aliens earlier this week
In three separate incidents, deputies aboard a Pinal Air helicopter guided agents on the ground to the locations of five Mexican nationals, four Guatemalan nationals, and one individual from El Salvador.

Collaboration between state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies has created a greater force against transnational criminal organizations in southern Arizona, disrupting illicit activities in border communities.

Pinal County Sheriff's personnel used
their helicopter crew to guide agents to
illegal aliens in the desert

Operation Stonegarden is a Department of Homeland Security program, managed by the Border Patrol, which grants funds to other law enforcement agencies to enhance and strengthen border security throughout the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: June 14, 2018