(KOLD) A disturbing trend is surfacing near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Among the illegal immigrants and drug traffickers arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector is an increasing number of convicted sex offenders.
According to federal officials, agents in the Tucson Sector have arrested 46 sex offenders so far this fiscal year, 10 since March 1.
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That's a significant spike in a very short period of time.
Sector officials said a total of 69 sex offenders were arrested in fiscal year 2015.
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