70 Immigrants Intercepted in El Paso Storm Drain System; Border Patrol Apprehended All of Them

El Paso, TX: Nearly 70 migrants were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol in the El Paso Sector for attempting to enter the country through the storm drain system.

In a recent incident, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Paso Sector apprehended 69 migrants within El Paso’s public storm drain system, around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents were alerted to a potential unauthorized entry into the U.S. near the Boone Storm Drain, located east of the Bridge of the Americas international port of entry.

CBP agents from the Confined Space Entry Team (CSET) discovered an entry point near I-10. CBP also reported the detection of elevated chlorine levels at the site.

Authorities reportedly intercepted and apprehended a group of 27 migrants, followed by the apprehension of an additional 43 migrants in a storm drain near Paisano Ave. shortly thereafter.

According to CBP, a group of 69 migrants from Guatemala, Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, and El Salvador, including four unaccompanied juveniles, were apprehended, given medical evaluations, and processed for removal under Title 8.

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