Tucson, Ariz. - Yesterday in three separate incidents in the West Desert, Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station, Tucson Sector's Search, Trauma and Rescue team and the Office of Air and Marine officers rescued four illegal aliens.
Ajo Station dispatch received a report from the Pima County Sheriff's Office regarding an illegal alien who called 911 in distress northeast of Lukeville, Ariz. Ajo agents, BORSTAR agents and a Customs and Border Protection helicopter responded to the area and located the individual several minutes later. The Mexican male illegal alien was rendered first aid and evaluated by agents certified as emergency medical technicians. After determining the subject did not require further medical treatment, he was taken into custody and transported to the Ajo Station for processing.
During the afternoon, agents responded to another call from the PCSO reporting two illegal aliens in distress southeast of the Border Patrol checkpoint on State Route 85. A CBP helicopter responded to assist with the search and rescue of the two subjects. After being evaluated and treated by EMTs, both individuals were taken into custody and transported to the Ajo Station for processing.
Later that day, Ajo Station agents responded to a call from the PCSO reporting an illegal alien in distress approximately ten miles from the Lukeville Port. Agents located the individual and contacted emergency medical services because the subject was exhibiting signs of dehydration and hyperglycemia. The subject was transported to the hospital and received treatment. After release from the hospital, the subject was taken into custody and transported to the Ajo Station for processing.
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.