Officials: Over 1,600 weekend arrests of migrants in Yuma

May 4, 2021 GMT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol officials say their agents over the weekend arrested more than 1,600 migrants who were dropped off by buses on the Mexico side before they crossed into the U.S. near Yuma.

Special Operations Supervisor Vincent Dulesky says the migrants were in 13 groups of 30 or more people who came across illegally between late Friday and early Monday.

They crossed in places where there are open gaps or only vehicle barriers.

It was not immediately known how many of the migrants were traveling in families or as unaccompanied children.

Authorities have not said what countries they are from.

The Border Patrol in April apprehended nearly 14,000 migrants in its Yuma sector.