Americans arrested for trying to smuggle Mexican citizens across the border

Two Americans were arrested in Arizona trying to smuggle five Mexican citizens across the US border, US Customs and Border Patrol officials said.

Officers from the Border Patrol’s Tucson Station responded to Sasabe – a border town with just over 50 residents – after the agency’s cameramen “spotted suspected criminal activity”, patrol officer John Modlin in U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief, announcement Saturday night.

Two US citizens were arrested for trying to sneak past five Mexican nationals, he said.

A handgun and a small amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl were seized during the arrest, Modlin added.

Additional details were not immediately available when the agency was contacted by The Post.

Authorities also seized a small amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl.
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The United States broke its record for arrests recorded along the Mexican border in fiscal year 2022. With three months to go, there have been more arrests this year than in any fiscal year accountant of the 20-year history of the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded 207,416 migrant encounters in June for a total of 1,746,119 stops along the southern border since Oct. 1 — the most the agency has recorded for an exercise since 1960.

Across the country, border officials have encountered more than 2 million migrants since October 1, 2021.

Last month, a failed smuggling operation resulted in the deaths of 53 migrants in San Antonio in the deadliest smuggling incident on record, officials said.

New York Post

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