For the second time in one week, human smugglers were observed breaching the border fence separating Mexicali, Baja California, and Calexico, California, with power cutting tools. The smugglers then illegally guided two migrants into the U.S. Friday.
A group of human smugglers operating along the U.S. border with Mexico at Mexicali/Calexico was observed using cutting tools to create an opening large enough to cross two illegal immigrants into the United States. The smugglers utilized lookouts during the morning hours as they cut through the barrier within two minutes, as reported by local Spanish media outlet La Voz dela Frontera.
En 2 minutos cortaron el cerco fronterizo presuntos “polleros”, donde el modus oprandi es circular en taxi por los alrededores mientras que otro abre un agujero para cuando esté listo llegan para cruzar a indocumentados de manera ilegal
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— La Voz dela Frontera (@lavozfrontera) July 20, 2019
The two illegal immigrants traveled along the border wall inside a taxi and were eventually waved over by the smuggler to cross.
Breitbart News reported last week about a prior incident where a group of smugglers used cutting tools to create an opening large enough for 10 migrants.
Human Smugglers Breach California Border Barrier with Cutting Tools https://t.co/WzUpRcxB6H
— BreitbartTexas (@BreitbartTexas) July 19, 2019
In March, a human smuggler was arrested after he was observed trying cut through the barrier between Calexico and Mexicali.
— Milenio.com (@Milenio) March 7, 2019
Breitbart News law enforcement sources indicate that the breaches can be done within minutes with proper power tools.
Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime and street gangs. Arce has worked in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, and recently completed a three-year assignment in Monterrey, Mexico, working out of the Consulate for the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program, where he was the Regional Program Manager for Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas.) You can follow him on Twitter. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.