Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Border Patrol Agents Near El Paso Intercept Dozens of Human Smuggling Schemes; El Paso Border Sector Agents Stop 49 Human Smuggling Incidents in One Week

Joel Angel Juarez for NY Post
Border Patrol agents near El Paso intercept dozens of human smuggling schemes
Border Patrol agents in the El Paso area intercepted dozens of human smuggling schemes this week involving nearly 300 migrants.
Agents were involved in 49 separate incidents over five days this week near the frontier city of El Paso, which has been overwhelmed in the last several weeks as thousands of migrants crossed the nearby border and set up makeshift camps in the downtown core.
In one incident on Jan. 11, Border Patrol agents at the Deming Border Patrol Station stopped the smuggling of eight migrants from El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico, who had been crammed into a black SUV. There was also one unaccompanied child among the group, according to a news release from US Customs and Border Protection.
In another incident in the same area, agents stopped six vehicles at a checkpoint in southern New Mexico. “During the encounter, several subjects attempted to flee from the vehicles on foot but were detained shortly after,” said the Friday statement.
In all cases, the drivers of the vehicles, some of them US residents, were detained on human smuggling charges, US Border Patrol said.
During the fiscal year 2022, agents in the El Paso Sector, which covers 125,000 square miles in Texas and New Mexico, successfully prosecuted 642 federal smuggling cases involving migrants. During this fiscal year, agents have already prosecuted 141 cases. --->READ MORE HERE
U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector
El Paso Border Sector Agents Stop 49 Human Smuggling Incidents in One Week:
El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents operating in Texas and New Mexico interdicted nearly 50 human smuggling incidents in the last week. The interdictions led to the apprehension of nearly 300 migrants.
Border Patrol officials highlighted three of the 49 migrant smuggling interdictions during the past week. Ysleta Station Border Patrol agents patrolling in Texas along U.S. Highway 62/180 on January 9 encountered a dark-colored pickup truck. Inside the truck, several people attempted to conceal themselves, according to a statement provided to Breitbart Texas.
Agents stopped the vehicle and conducted an immigration inspection. During the inspection, the agents identified seven migrants as being Mexican nationals without authorization to be in the United States, officials stated. The agents screened the migrants and expelled them to Mexico under Title 42 authority.
The agents also identified the driver of the smuggling vehicle as a Mexican national. Agents arrested the driver who will face prosecution for human smuggling under 8 USC 1324, officials reported.
The following day, Deming Station agents assigned to an interior tactical immigration checkpoint observed six vehicles driving in tandem. During the inspection, several individuals attempted to flee on foot. Agents detained the people in short order, officials stated. --->READ MORE HERE
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