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Border agents find group of 163 immigrants in southern Arizona desert

Posted at 2:37 PM, Sep 05, 2018

For the second time in three weeks, Border Patrol agents have found a large group of immigrants in a remote desert area of southern Arizona.    

Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that Ajo Station agents patrolling several miles west of the Lukeville Port on Saturday found 163 immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.    

They say some children in the group were as young as 4 months and five adults had previously been deported.    

All 163 immigrants were medically evaluated, determined to be in good health and transported to the Ajo Station to be processed for immigration violations.    

On Aug. 17, Ajo Station agents patrolling near the same port found 128 immigrants -- including children as young as 4 -- from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico believed abandoned by smugglers.