Smuggler arrested with 7 migrants in van near Arizona border

Tucson area Border Patrol agents arrested a US citizen for allegedly smuggling a group of seven migrants near the border into Arizona.

Tucson Area Chief Patrol Officer John Modlin tweeted photos of a vehicle stop where a US citizen allegedly packed seven migrants into the van.

Officers operating border surveillance cameras near Why, Arizona, this week observed a group of migrants getting into a pickup truck. Border Patrol agents intercepted the vehicle and found a group of seven migrants crammed into the cabin and bed of the van.

Officers identified the migrants as Mexican citizens and arrested them. Officers also arrested the driver who will face criminal charges related to migrant smuggling.

In April, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson area arrested more than 25,000 migrants, Breitbart Texas reported this week. This brings the total for this fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2021, to almost 150,000 migrant arrests.

Unofficial figures put the total number of migrant arrests at over 1.2 million for this fiscal year. This number does not include migrants classified as “fleeing”.

Breitbart reported earlier this week that Border Patrol statistics obtained from a source operating under the aegis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicate that approximately 364,000 migrants are classified as “leaking” so far. now this exercise. This represents approximately 1,700 migrants each day who are not apprehended after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the United States.

Bob Price is associate editor and main contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What are you getting at? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Confrontbook.


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