DPS, CBP find large group of illegal migrants overnight

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BIG BEND, Texas (Nexstar)- The Texas Department of Public Safety guided Customs and Border Protection agents on horseback in the Big Bend region overnight as they tracked a large group of illegal migrants in the area. 

CBP says illegal migrants continue to use the cover of darkness to attempt to evade law enforcement. 

The group arrested Thursday has been turned over for processing and deportation. 

Additionally, earlier this week, CBP agents and DPS in Van Horn found and arrested several large groups moving through the area. 

Agents say they have seen an increase in illegal migrants since the beginning of the year. 

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