Technology, Coordinated Efforts Apprehend Large Group of Illegal Aliens

(Monday, March 12, 2012)

Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 44 illegal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States in the west desert Saturday.

Casa Grande agents, utilizing imaging technology, detected a group of illegal aliens staging to cross the international border into the United States. Agents were able to coordinate and responded and apprehended the group two miles north of the border west of Sasabe, Ariz.

These combined enforcement efforts demonstrate unprecedented levels of cooperation, coordination and communication among Border Patrol agents to disrupt and dismantle smuggling organizations. The Border Patrol continues to deploy proven technology, such as imaging technology that facilitates rapid response to illicit activity within the Tucson Sector.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.

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.

Department of Homeland Security

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