CALEXICO, CALIF.—El Centro Sector Border Patrol continues to rescue illegal aliens from triple digit temperatures and unforgiving desert conditions.
The latest incident occurred yesterday at approximately 2 p.m., when Border Patrol agents tracked a group of four illegal aliens north of the border, whom were later arrested approximately eight miles west of Calexico at the intersection of Liebert Rd. and Mandrapa Rd., north of Highway 98. During questioning and observation of the group, agents determined that one of the individuals, a 40-year-old woman was suffering from heat related injuries. Emergency medical services were notified, and the woman was provided treatment by responding emergency medical technicians. She was then transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center.
After being released, it was determined the female was a citizen of Uruguay, illegally present in the United States and was transported to the El Centro Border Patrol station for processing and further evaluation.
The El Centro Sector's Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at (800) 901-2003.
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.