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Border Patrol agents inspect cars at immigration checkpoint. (AP File Photo)

Human Smugglers Arrested at California Checkpoints Increase This Year by 200%

El Centro Sector Border Patrol officials report a more than 200 percent increase in the number of human smuggling cases from immigration inspections at checkpoints in Southern California this fiscal year. The number of migrants arrested during these inspections also rose by more than 200 percent.

Border Patrol agents arrest human smugglers in southern Arizona

Border Patrol Busts 200 in Anti-Human Smuggling Operation

A human smuggling interdiction operation carried out by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents landed more than 200 illegal immigrants and smugglers in jail. The agents carried out the three-week “Operation Sandman” in the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma, Arizona.

Rollover Accident with Human Smuggling

Human Smuggler Crashes Car Fleeing Border Patrol Agents

A human smuggling suspect crashed his vehicle while attempting to flee Border Patrol agents in southern California. The crash caused the driver to receive severe head trauma, requiring airlift transportation to an area hospital.

Undocumented immigrants remove items of clothing while being searched by U.S. Border Patrol agents who caught them on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest 5th Sex Offender in California

Border Patrol agents in the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender in southern California. He is the fifth, previously deported sex offender busted after crossing the border illegally in this sector since the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Border Patrol on April 13, 2016 in Weslaco, Texas.

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted with Concrete Block

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was assaulted with a concrete block while responding to an alarm detecting an illegal alien crossing the border. The agent was not seriously injured in the attack.

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Border Patrol Catches Previously Deported Gang Member/Sex Offender in US

Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border apprehended 39-year-old “Sureno” gang member Alejandro Sanchez after he illegally entered the U.S., only to discover that he was a previously deported violent felon who had served prison time as a sex offender. The arrest occurred in the early morning hours of March 1st at a border patrol checkpoint in Southern California.