U.S. Army National Guard aircrews assigned to Operation Guardian Support helped Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector apprehend 75 migrants over the weekend.
National Guard aircrews operating UH-72 Lakota and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters assisted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents in the apprehension of 75 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico over the weekend, according to Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials. The apprehensions took place in 10 separate incidents west of Tucson.
The Guardsmen operated the aircraft under Border Patrol support orders from President Donald Trump as part of Operation Guardian Support (OGS). The aircrews patrolled the region and located 10 separate groups of migrants. They then directed the ground-based Border Patrol agents to the locations of the migrant groups.
Officials said that on some occasions the aircrews landed their aircraft and Border Patrol agents onboard made the arrests.