YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Andrade, Calif. on July 11 apprehended multiple illegal aliens from Mexico who attempted to flee in a vehicle, including a previously deported criminal alien.
At approximately 9 p.m., a group of six illegal aliens were observed swimming northbound in the Alamo Pond. A nearby Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations helicopter observed the individuals run northbound away from the pond and enter a vehicle parked on Algodones Road.
Agents were attempting to perform a vehicle stop when the driver and all individuals fled on foot eastbound into the pond. Agents apprehended the group a short time later. The driver and six other subjects were all determined to be illegal aliens from Mexico.
During processing, agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a previously deported Mexican national with a felony conviction for possession of burglary tools out of Maricopa County in 2017.
All subjects were arrested for immigration violations.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.