Mexican Police Halt Human Smugglers' Attempts to Cut Border Fence in California
Two human smuggling attempts were thwarted by Border Patrol and Mexican police after they observed groups of migrants attempting to cross into the United States from Baja California by cutting holes in a border fence.
Border Patrol Agents observed groups of migrants attempting to cut through fenced barriers separating Calexico and Tecate, California, earlier this week, according to local reporting.
The first incident occurred on January 9 when Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Calexico area notified Mexican authorities about four individuals believed to be human smugglers attempting to cut an opening in the border fence at Avenida Cristóbal Colón and Calle Bravo. After the arrival of the Mexicali municipal police, the four jumped into a Toyota Scion and fled back toward inland Mexico.