Rescue Beacons Help Border Patrol Find Lost Migrants
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents rescued five undocumented aliens in distress this week thanks to the activation of three rescue beacons in the desert outside of Ajo, Arizona.
Ajo Station agents first responded to a beacon activation in a remote mountain pass approximately 10 miles west of Ajo just before midnight on Oct. 25. When agents arrived, they discovered three Mexican nationals - two men and a woman.
On Oct. 31, Ajo agents responded to separate beacon activations west of Ajo involving one male Mexican national at each location who had been abandoned by smugglers.
None of the five migrants requested medical attention and were subsequently taken to the Ajo Station to be processed for immigration violations in accordance with Tucson Sector Guidelines.
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.