Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Americans For Smuggling Immigrants

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Agents of the Border Patrol in Arizona have detained two Americans for allegedly transporting five people from Mexico across the southern border while also in possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

American chief patrol agent John Modlin of the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector tweeted on Saturday that Sasabe, Arizona, agents from the Tucson Station reacted after border camera operators detected what they believed to be illegal activity. Two U.S. citizens were arrested for attempting to smuggle five Mexican citizens. A loaded firearm was seized along with a small amount of meth and fentanyl. #teamwork.

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Agents of the Border Patrol in Arizona have detained two Americans for allegedly transporting five people of Mexico across the southern border while also in possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

American chief patrol agent John Modlin of the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector tweeted on Saturday that Sasabe, Arizona, agents from the Tucson Station reacted after border camera operators detected what they believed to be illegal activity.

In addition, Modlin shared images from the event, including shots of a gun and what he claims to be narcotic tablets.

An inquiry for comments was not immediately answered by the US Border Patrol.

The arrests come as Drug Enforcement Agency Administrator Anne Milgram recently urged Mexico to do more to assist in stopping the illicit trafficking of the drug. The fentanyl issue at the southern border is out of control and the arrests are taking place at this time.

The Border Patrol reported that it encountered more than 200,000 illegal aliens in June, which is down from the record-breaking number of 239,000 encountered in May but still constitutes the fourth consecutive month with more than 200,000 interactions.