/ Modified jun 25, 2021 2:40 p.m.

Yuma Border Patrol chief says cartels profiting off migrants crossing

Plus, the sheriff of Yuma County explains his office's role in investigating border-related crimes.

In Yuma, Border Patrol agents process anywhere from 200 to 500 people each day along 126 linear miles of border with Mexico. About 105 of those miles were reconstructed with fencing that stands between 18 to 30 feet tall. Border Patrol Yuma Sector Chief Chris Clem discussed enforcement trends in the area and how cartels are profiting off the arrival of large groups at the border.

Arizona 360 also learned more about the Yuma County Sheriffs Office’s role in border security from Sheriff Leon Wilmot. Wilmot discussed how the National Guard is also assisting his office and why he’s concerned a potential increase in border-related crimes could strain resources.

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