Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin said that the United States Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector in Arizona apprehended 10,000 illegal border crossers last week, an increase of 1,000 from the week before.
Three guns and $83,000 worth of fentanyl pills were reportedly recovered by police at Nogales Station.
Reports confirm what Modlin tweeted on Friday: U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson area have intervened in 21 separate instances of people smuggling.
According to a Border Patrol agent, most illegal entrants are adult men.
According to sources, around 400 illegal immigrants were rescued from the sweltering Arizona heat by Border Patrol agents.
The desert’s searing heat might be lethal. When temperatures reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, Modlin cautioned that heat exhaustion and dehydration may set in within minutes. As they try to cross the border illegally, they are unprepared for the heat and immensity of the desert.
A 45-year-old Guatemalan woman with severe dehydration and a leg injury was rescued from the Baboquivari Peak highlands, about 50 miles southwest of Tucson.
On Friday, Modlin tweeted that BORSTAR agents had saved a woman’s life and were carrying her over rough terrain to meet Arizona DPS for an airlift to the hospital.
In June, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector detained 24,360 people illegally crossing the border. So far this year, there have been 235,000 arrests, an increase of 40,000 compared to the same period last year.
In response to increased apprehension and ongoing efforts to bolster border security, Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a former Democrat who flipped to Independent this year, proposed two bipartisan recommendations in the annual National Defense Authorization Act last week. The new legislation is meant to end drug gangs’ ability to deal with illegal commodities.
On Monday, Sinema released a statement declaring she is committed to keeping Arizona communities safe and secure by stopping dangerous cartels from smuggling drugs across the border.
To reduce fentanyl trafficking, clamp down on human smuggling, and provide Arizonan families some much-needed peace of mind, Sinema has proposed non-partisan measures she hopes will become law.