US authorities arrested 23 Chinese out of 30 migrants for illegally entering the United States through a border tunnel from Mexico.
“Border guards are actively patrolling the border area of the San Diego area and dealing with any activity that could be suspicious, which is what happened,” said Mark Indikot, a patrol officer, on Tuesday (August 29th).
In a statement, the customs agency said the discovery of a group of suspected illegal immigrants on Saturday led the border patrol to “an irregular hole in the ground inside a ladder.”
The 30 migrants were detained pending further questioning, the agency said.
Of the 23 Chinese nationals detained, 21 were men and two women, and there were also 7 Mexican nationals, including 4 men and 3 women. Aged between 17 and 46 years.