LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents caught a group of illegal aliens attempting to use Customs and Border Protection property to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred in Laredo, Texas on February 10, 2015 at approximately 10:15 pm local time. This writer captured the incident on video.
The group of illegal aliens crossed the shallow Rio Grande that is the only physical barrier between the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo and the U.S. city of Laredo, Texas. The aliens hid under a bridge ramp and waited to cross into a parking lot used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Specifically, the parking lot is used for Laredo’s main port of entry’s CBP station.
Breitbart Texas spoke with Border Patrol agent Hector Garza in his capacity as the local National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) president. He said, “This area is wide open. Illegal aliens almost daily cross the open border in this exact place. When we have enough agents on the line, we catch them. As soon as our agents have to leave the area to patrol other parts of the border, this area is quickly exploited by the drug cartel that controls the smuggling activities in the area.”
Though Agent Garza did not elaborate on the cartel, the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo is controlled by Los Zetas.
“Management at both the CBP and within the Border Patrol are fully aware that this area is exploited by the cartel smugglers several times a day. They have failed to take action and find a permanent solution. The fact is that the very federal agency charged with securing the border is seemingly unable to even manage securing their own parking lot from exploitation by illegal aliens.” Agent Garza added, “Proper lighting and a physical barrier in this area would be the first step here.”
Agent Garza praised the men and women of the Border Patrol and said, “If it weren’t for the hard working Border Patrol agents, these aliens would’ve been successful in their effort to sneak into the country. As the video shows, Border Patrol agents gave it their all. They give their best even though so many political forces are rallied against them.”
The video shows the illegal aliens coming out from under the bridge ramp and trying to run back into Mexico. The agents apprehended them, as the illegal aliens would’ve simply entered the river and waited to attempt another entry until the after the agents left the area. Mexico is to the left on the video, and the CBP property is to the right, between the bridge ramp and the hotel seen to the far right.
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