Drones used to smuggle people across US-Mexico border caught on video


Smugglers are taking to the sky to move migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the Border Patrol.

A news release from the agency said that an agent was recently using an infrared camera to monitor the border and night when he noticed an “airborne object” crossing the border three times.

“Approximately two minutes after the object returned back to Mexico for the third time, a group of 10 subjects made an illegal entry into the U.S. in the same area in which the object had been traveling,” the release said. “All 10 subjects were subsequently taken into custody by Border Patrol Agents.”

The release also stated that more than 1,800 migrants were apprehended on Tuesday in El Paso sector, which includes Sunland Park and Antelope Wells. 

That same day Victor Chavez-Ibarra, 45,  was arrested by Border Patrol agents. His criminal background includes burglary and possession of cocaine. A gang member and sex offender from Salvador were also apprehended. 

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