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Joint Operation with USBP Special Ops Agents Catch Nine Suspected Scouts

Release Date: 
April 8, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. –Agents assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Group out of El Paso, Texas and the Yuma Sector Special Operations Detachment apprehended nine illegal alien scouts over the weekend.

Border Patrol Special Operations agents arrested 9 alien scouts over the weekend.
Border Patrol Special Operations
agents arrested 9 alien scouts over the
weekend.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the agents apprehended nine Mexican nationals suspected of scout activity, all of whom were determined to be illegally present in the country.  The nine adult males were near Camp Grip and had a multitude of equipment known for counter surveillance and intelligence gathering.  Some of the equipment found were solar panels, two-way radios, high-power spotting scopes and high-power binoculars. 

“While almost half of our manpower is tied up transporting, processing and caring for Central American families and children we have suspected cartel members conducting highly sophisticated smuggling operations,” said Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Porvaznik.  “Our primary focus needs to be on our National Security Mission.”

The nine Mexican nationals will be processed for illegal entry into the United States.

Last modified: 
April 9, 2019