Over 1,500 Migrants Apprehended by Border Patrol in San Diego

Officials announced Wednesday that San Diego Sector Border Parol Agents were able to apprehend over 1,500 migrants and disrupted several maritime human smuggling attempts over the weekend.

According to officials, the group of migrants that were encountered were made up of multiple family members, unaccompanied children, and single adults.

While most of the individuals hailed from Mexico and Central America, there were also citizens of Venezuela, Brazil, and Romania.

The largest group encountered, which included 61 undocumented migrants, was apprehended near the intersection of Dairy Mart Road and Monument Road in the Imperial Beach, California.

On July 17, officials say agents from the Imperial Beach Station responded to five separate reports of groups attempting to swim north from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico to Imperial Beach. During these five events, a total of 22 undocumented non-citizens were arrested.

All subjects were processed accordingly, officials added.

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