Large group of migrants captured near Ajo

AJO, AZ - U.S. Border Patrol agents say they used radar to spot and track a very large group of illegal immigrants crossing the desert in a remote area near Ajo.

The group of 76 illegal immigrants were spotted walking north in the desert using a remote tracking system. Border Patrol agents responded to the area and detained 71 men and five women after they were detected on Saturday.

The Border Patrol says it now has nearly 130 modern detection and surveillance systems of various kinds deployed in Arizona.