US Border Patrol agents have arrested 19 illegal immigrants in Kingman.
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Sector’s Blythe station apprehended 19 illegal aliens and seized seven vehicles during an early morning raid on Wednesday.
Border Patrol agents conducted an enforcement operation in Kingman that focused on halting illegal immigration and narcotic loads traveling through the area. As a part of the U.S. Border Patrol’s “Defense in Depth” strategy, agents have been focusing on reducing the illegal trafficking on Interstate 40, U.S. Highway 93 and Highway 68. These highways connect the metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. All three cities are transportation hubs to the United States interior and are very well-known destinations for illegal immigration and narcotics traffickers.
During the operation, which lasted about five hours, a total of 19 illegal aliens were arrested and seven vehicles were seized. Those who were arrested are subject to prosecution or removal from the U.S.A.
Interestingly, the agents found two live chickens in the trunk of a seized vehicle. The chickens were turned over to the Kingman Animal Control.
Since October 1, 2008, agents from the Blythe Border Patrol Station have apprehended 1,574 illegal immigrants and seized more than 200 vehicles.