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Armed Human Smuggler Arrested near Migrant Caravan Group

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an armed human smuggler with a group of Mexican migrants not far from another group of caravan migrants. It appears the smuggler attempted to use the Central American migrants as a diversion in order to bring across the Mexican nationals.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend an armed human smuggler near San Luis, Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

Sinaloa Cartel Link to San Diego Human Smuggler

U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector has discovered that convicted human smuggler Martel Valencia-Cortez, who allegedly assaulted a Border Patrol agent last Sunday night, is allegedly connected to the notorious criminal organization known as the Sinaloa cartel.

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Assault, K9 Abuse Charges Against Federal Border Agents Dropped

Charges of assault and animal abuse against two federal border agents were dropped in Sana Cruz County, Arizona, courts. A surveillance camera captured U.S. Border Patrol Agent Aldo Arteaga punching a juvenile detainee in the stomach in a Nogales Station holding cell on January 30, 2014. On February 15, 2014, a different surveillance camera recorded U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agent Edgard Garcia forcefully slamming a 7 year-old service dog onto the ground. Arteaga was charged with assault and Garcia was charged with animal abuse.

Assault, K9 Abuse Charges Against Federal Border Agents Dropped