Agents from the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol detained scores of migrants trying to enter the interior of the United States while dressed in camouflage. The arrests happened in a number of human smuggling episodes that officers uncovered close to the border in Arizona.
Tucson Area Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin posted numerous pictures from interception efforts of human smuggling that happened in his sector over the previous ten days.
On February 7, Wilcox Station agents conducted an immigration checkpoint on I-10. Agents discovered four migrants during the check who were dressed in camouflage and black apparel. Two of the migrants were discovered packed inside the sedan’s trunk.
Agents apprehended the two 16-year-old American citizens on suspicion of smuggling migrants, according to Modlin.
Modlin tweeted that Douglas Station agents also discovered a group of migrants wearing camouflage who was reportedly being trafficked in an SUV. Agents discovered the alleged smuggler is a registered sex offender and a felon after conducting a records check. The 30-year-old guy is now charged with felony smuggling, according to Modlin.
The Highway 191 immigration checkpoint is where the suspected smuggling incident happened. Five immigrants dressed in camouflage were discovered by agents inside the SUV.
According to a tweet from Chief Modlin, agents from Three Points Station responded on February 6 to a report of illegal border crossings by migrants from surveillance camera operators. The agents followed the migrants using their sign-cutting skills.
The migrants wearing camouflage were located and apprehended by the motorcycle unit agents near Vamori, Arizona.