Yuma BP Collaborates with Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Officer to Thwart Human Smuggling Attempt
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended four illegal aliens after receiving a call for assistance from a Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge officer Thursday.
At approximately 3:45 p.m., a Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge officer conducted a vehicle stop on a Honda CRV in Ligurta on Old Highway 80. A Border Patrol canine unit subsequently arrived on scene to provide assistance. Agents apprehended the male driver, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen, and four passengers, all illegal aliens from Mexico ranging in age from 20 to 33 years old.
The vehicle was seized and the illegal aliens were processed under Title 42 and expelled from the country.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.