El Centro, Calif. - Early yesterday morning, agents assigned to the El Centro Station rescued two illegal aliens who were lost in the mountains approximately 30 miles west of El Centro, Calif. The information on the two individuals came from the Imperial County Sheriff's Office (ICSO) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
At approximately 7:40 a.m., El Centro Sector communications received information regarding the two lost illegal aliens from the ICSO which had the information relayed to them by the CHP. Agents working in the area responded to the location of where the illegal aliens might be located. After about an hour of searching the agents were able to locate the two men. The two illegal aliens were provided with water and after declining medical attention, they were transported to the El Centro Station for processing.
The two men will be returned to their country of origin.
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.