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Border Patrol apprehends 393 Central Americans near Lukeville

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 18:55:29-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 393 Central American migrants west of Lukeville Tuesday.

According to the agency, Ajo Station agents found the group 14 miles of west of the Port of Lukeville. The migrants rode buses to the border, then walked under the vehicle barrier on the international boundary.

Agents screened the group to see if any of them needed medical attention, then took them into custody.

It was initially reported that 360 migrants were apprehended. CBP said Wednesday that an additional 33 surrendered, bringing the number to 393.

National Park Service employees assisted the agents near the scene, which was on the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector were diverted to the scene to process and transport the migrants.

The group consisted of Central American families and unaccompanied children.