Photos: Second California Border Fence Breach Spotted in One Week

Mexican federal police officers stand guard on the Mexico side of the border on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Tijuana, Mexico. President Trump is scheduled to visit the site of the border wall prototypes which can be seen in the background behind the wall. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
AP File Photo/Gregory Bull

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.

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.

In March, a human smuggler was arrested after he was observed trying cut through the barrier between Calexico and Mexicali.

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


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