YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Wikieup, Arizona, arrested eight people Wednesday night during an immigration stop.
The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. when Blythe Station agents working traffic observation on Highway 93 conducted an immigration stop on a 2007 Dodge van with eight occupants. As a result, agents learned all of vehicle’s occupants had entered the U.S. illegally. Agents charged the subjects for immigration violations and seized the vehicle.
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.