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Border agents on horseback arrest 80 migrants near Douglas

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have made their single-largest arrest of the year.

On Friday, agents patrolling on horseback east of Douglas saw a large number of footprints and began tracking them.

After following the foot signs for several hours, agents arrested a group of 80 from Mexico outside of a ranch about 30 miles east of Douglas.

At least three agents took the group into custody. All were transported by buses to the Border Patrol station in Douglas.

Fingerprint checks showed 21 men had criminal records, including one convicted of vehicular manslaughter in California.

Agents on horseback arrest 80 migrants near Arizona border

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