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Border Patrol: Group of 95 found in desert after crossing illegally

Posted: 4:48 PM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 12:40:33-04

Agents say a group of nearly 100 people was apprehended over the weekend trying to cross the Arizona desert after crossing the border illegally. 

According to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a National Park Service ranger reported a large group of people in the desert about eight miles west of the Lukeville Port of Entry in Pima County early Saturday morning. 

Border Patrol agents found the group, which comprised of 95 people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and took them into custody. Immigration authorities said those apprehended ranged in age from three months to 60 years old.

All were found to be in good health and transported to the Ajo Border Patro station for processing before being turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CBP said.