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Twice-Deported Armed Honduran Arrested near New Mexico Border

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Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a twice deported Honduran man who was reportedly armed with a pistol before his arrest. The agents found him with a group of 15 migrants. This is the third armed human smuggling encounter for Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents in a one-week period. “Illegal aliens possessing a weapon pose great risks to our agents and our communities,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz said in a statement provided by Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials.

“We have seen how dangerous encounters with armed individuals can be for agents.On Monday, an El Paso Sector Border Patrol agent came under fire after he approached a group of migrants near Sunland Park. The agent returned fire, striking and killing the armed migrant, Breitbart Texas reported.

Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents encountered a group of migrants on a ranch near the town of Brackettville, Texas. This area is a known human smuggling route for migrants attempting to circumvent one of the Border Patrol interior checkpoints in the area.

The agents took the group of six Honduran adult males, four Honduran adult females, four Honduran juveniles, and a Mexican adult female into custody after determining them to be illegally present in the U.S., officials stated. The agents conducted a search of the area and found a backpack containing a .22 caliber revolver.An investigation tied the backpack to a 46-year-old Honduran male traveling with the group, officials reported.

The agents transported the group of migrants to the Border Patrol station for processing and a biometric background investigation. During the background checks, the agents learned that the man they identified as traveling with the handgun has an immigration history that included two previous deportations. Those occurred in 2006 and 2007, officials stated.

The Border Patrol agents arrested the Honduran man who now faces federal criminal charges under 8 USC § 922 G-5 – Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm. If convicted on the charge, he could face up to five years in federal prison. He could also face federal felony charges for illegal re-entry after removal.The other migrants were processed under CBP guidelines.

On October 27, Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents assisted a Kenney County Sheriff’s Office deputy who had stopped a vehicle with a group of migrants and a suspected human smuggler, Breitbart Texas reported. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol in the driver’s side door pocket. The deputy arrested the driver and a passenger and seized the handgun and vehicle. The agents transported the four illegal immigrants to the Brackettville Station for processing. Officials did not disclose the nationality of the four migrants.

One day earlier, Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents found a second handgun while searching the area of a disrupted human smuggling attempt. During a search of the area, the agents found a black backpack on the ground. A search of the backpack revealed a Glock 26 9mm pistol. Officials report the handgun was fully loaded.

Chief Ortiz said that since the beginning of the new fiscal year on October 1, there were 12 smuggling cases involving guns. This compared to only five for the previous fiscal year, he explained.

Via Breitbart 

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Border Patrol Discovers 6th Cross-Border Tunnel Near Yuma

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This is why we have to remain vigilant despite building border walls & having BP agents on patrol. Cartels will do whatever it takes to smuggle illegal aliens & drugs across the border, which includes tunneling under walls. This is especially concerning as our country deals with the coronavirus pandemic, as illegals who have the disease could be entering & spreading it. At our first border wall project in Sunland Park, New Mexico, we installed underground motion sensors that detect tunneling & movement out to 40 feet on each side of the border. We also installed security cameras that run 24/7. We have had zero reported crossings or tunnels since we completed that wall.

Fish-eye lens shot of our first border wall project in New Mexico. Underground motion sensors run the length of it to prevent tunneling – Photo by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall

YUMA, Ariz. –Yuma Sector Border Patrol and special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) responded to a report of a possible sinkhole or tunnel at the international border west of the San Luis Port of Entry Monday.

Contractors working on the wall project had been moving soil in the area when they uncovered plywood and boards, which agents later determined to be possible tunnel shoring. After further excavation the incomplete tunnel measured approximately 8 to 12 ft below the surface of the ground at the location of the sinkhole. This is the sixth tunnel discovered in the Yuma Sector area of responsibility.

Photo is of the San Luis, Arizona side of a drug tunnel

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents, in conjunction with HSI special agents, began coordinating with our counterparts in Mexico to secure any possible entry locations. A cadre of Mexican military officials arrived and secured a similar sinkhole on the Mexican side of the fence, approximately 10-12 ft south of the original hole. Upon further excavation of the sinkhole on the Mexican side, military officials discovered an aluminum ladder approximately 6-8 ft in length within the hole which was promptly removed by the Mexican authorities at tunnel entrance in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico.

Law enforcement on both sides of the fence will continue to monitor and inspect the tunnel. Investigations are ongoing. Additional details will be released as they become available.

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 48 Illegal Aliens In Tractor-Trailer Truck

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SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint disrupted a smuggling attempt resulting in the apprehension of 48 illegal aliens.

Early this morning, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint referred a grain hauling tractor/trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the inspection, agents discovered 48 illegal aliens concealed inside the hauler on top of the grain product.

Agents arrested the driver and the U.S. Border Patrol is processing all subjects accordingly.

The cases remain under investigation and the Border Patrol is processing all subjects accordingly.

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