Customs and Border Protection holds event for journalists

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Sasabe, Arizona – Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR) agents perform a rescue drill in the Arizona desert near Sasabe to highlight the risks border-crossers face when entering the U.S. illegally. BORSTAR is a specialized unit that responds to emergency search and rescue situations. U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) transported journalists to this remote area where they walked through a 1.3 miles trail during a two-day event organized by the Tucson Sector Border Patrol. The event brought national and international journalists to the Arizona desert to become acquainted with the dynamics of this area. This area is located near the Sasabe Port of Entry, a border-crossing station located in southern Arizona, and about 70 miles from the City of Tucson. Sasabe is one of the most isolated ports along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border, and it connects the towns of Sasabe, Arizona and El Sasabe, Sonora (Mexico). The border-crossing station is located in one of the busiest human and drug smuggling corridors of the U.S.-Mexico border. Photo by Eduardo Barraza © 2012
Sasabe, Arizona – Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR) agents perform a rescue drill in the Arizona desert near Sasabe to highlight the risks border-crossers face when entering the U.S. illegally. BORSTAR is a specialized unit that responds to emergency search and rescue situations. U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) transported journalists to this remote area where they walked through a 1.3 miles trail during a two-day event organized by the Tucson Sector Border...
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