Armed human smuggler

Texas Troopers Spot Armed Migrant Smuggler near Floating Buoy Barrier

A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) drone operator spotted what appears to be an armed migrant smuggler guiding a group of migrants into the United States. The incident occurred in downtown Eagle Pass upstream of a floating buoy barrier that was put in place to prevent or divert migrant crossings. The footage captured by the drone operator shows the migrant smuggler carrying what the agency describes as a long gun as he guides a group of eleven migrants across the Rio Grande on Thursday.

A DPS drone operator spotted an armed smuggler guiding migrants across the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

Armed Human Smugglers Arrested in Arizona near Border

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested multiple armed human smugglers as they attempted to move their “cargo” into the U.S. interior this week. The agents also interdicted multiple dangerous smuggling attempts.

Agents in Arizona arrest two human smugglers with multiple weapons. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Weapons Cache Found in Arizona Stash House near Border

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents found a cache of semi-automatic rifles and pistols in a stash house near the Arizona border with Mexico. The discovery followed the discovery of a smuggling operation and led to the arrest of five migrants, including the smuggler.

Armed human smugglers. (U.S. Border Patrol/El Centro Sector)