Horse-Mounted Agents in Arizona Stop Human Smuggling Incidents near Border

Nogales Station Horse Patrol Unit agents apprehend a group of migrants in the Arizona desert. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)
File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector

Horse Patrol Units in the Tucson Sector interdicted multiple human smuggling incidents near the border in southern Arizona. In one of the incidents, the horse-mounted agents teamed up with a Border Patrol K-9 team to locate hiding migrants.

Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin tweeted an image of a Border Patrol K-9 enjoying his reward after locating a group of migrants hiding in a culvert under SR-80. Horse Patrol Unit agents assigned to the Douglas Station worked with the K-9 team to arrest the migrants who illegally entered the U.S. and were hiding to avoid apprehension.

Elsewhere in the sector, Nogales Station Horse Patrol Unit agents and ATV mounted agents teamed up to apprehend a group of seven migrants in the desert near Rio Rico, Arizona. “Specialty units play an integral role in these remote and rugged areas, but at the end of the day, nothing beats good old fashioned #teamwork,” Chief Modlin tweeted.

Tucson Station agents also saw action last week when they stopped a vehicle near Arivaca, Arizona. During an immigration interview the agents found six migrants who were illegally present in the United States, Modlin tweeted. The agents also arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen juvenile, for alleged human smuggling charges. Chief Modlin said the smuggling organizations recruit juvenile drivers through social media.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news 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 Sunday-morning talk show, What’s Your Point? Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Facebook.

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