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Border Patrol agents detain over 200 migrants near Imperial Beach

Border Patrol agents arrested more than 200 people who federal authorities said had entered the U.S. illegally in the past five days, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Both groups of people entered the country near Imperial Beach, the Border Patrol said. The first — consisting of 123 people — entered through a damaged area of ​​the border wall just before 7pm last Saturday.

Agents found the group between the main and secondary border fences, authorities said.

The second group included 101 people who entered the U.S. through a sewer near Imperial Beach, according to the Border Patrol. The smugglers cut the drain pipe rods with a torch, allowing the migrants to climb up.

Border Patrol agents found the second group just before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Federal authorities said the 224 people were citizens of 13 different countries. The majority—183 people—were Brazilian citizens. The remaining immigrants were from Romania, Colombia, Sierra Leone, Peru, Nepal and other countries.

The two groups consisted of 167 adults traveling alone and 57 people in various family units. All were medically evaluated and cleared without injury, Border Patrol officials said.

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