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Border Patrol: 231 Central American migrants arrested at Arizona border

May 1, 2019

Border Patrol agents found a group of 231 Central Americans who illegally crossed the United States border Tuesday morning near Lukeville. According to a Border Patrol press release, monitoring systems detected several groups of people in a remote area near Quitabaquito Springs around 2 a.m. Tuesday.Border Patrol cameras watched the groups as agents moved into the area, where they found 231 migrants, mostly families and unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.The crossing is the same area where a group of 399 people surrendered to agents last week. A few days after that group was taken in, armed smugglers were seen in the area directing a woman and child to cross the border, the release said.