by WorldTribune Staff, April 19, 2018
Three Mexican nationals who illegally crossed into Arizona were carrying “assault-style firearms” when they were detained by Border Patrol agents, a report said.
Tucson Sector agents, with air support from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (CBP-AMO), located the men about 17 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border and seized six firearms in total, including five “AK variants” and one 9mm pistol, CBP officials told Breitbart Texas.
CBP officials told Breitbart Texas the illegal aliens were openly carrying weapons and survival supplies as they headed north from the border in a remote area of Arizona.
“Helicopters from the Yuma and Tucson Air Branches were dispatched with Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents to make contact with the heavily armed group,” the April 18 Breitbart report said. “After arriving on the scene, the BORSTAR agents utilized a K-9 to locate an 18-year-old Mexican national hiding in the brush. The K-9 also discovered ‘multiple assault-style firearms’ and additional ammunition.”
After arresting the first Mexican national, other agents continued the search and found two additional Mexican men, ages 43 and 24, according to a CBP statement.