62 Illegal aliens apprehended near Naco

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A group of 62 illegal immigrants were apprehended by Border Patrol Agents in the Tucson Sector on Saturday, August 16. Agents on patrol west of the Naco Port of Entry discovered footprints indicating that a large group of people had illegally entered the country. A Border Patrol K9 was brought in and led agents to the group.

The illegal aliens were processed for removal back to Mexico. A total of 55 people were processed under the Mexican Interior Repatriation Program, which has been implemented as an impediment to the smuggling cycle.