TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Tucson Station’s sub-station in Three Points responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon and found a 28-year-old man from El Salvador lost in a remote desert area west of Three Points.
The man told authorities over the phone he had entered the United States illegally through the desert near Sasabe, Arizona, and was lost. He was, however, able to provide agents with enough geographical information on his surroundings to initiate a search.
Within an hour of the call, agents located the man, exhausted, but in good health.
The man was subsequently arrested for immigration violations and transported to the Tucson Station for further 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.