Armed, Alleged Human Smugglers Seen at CA-Mexico Border

Published on November 4th, 2022

Border patrol agents had an interaction with armed, alleged human traffickers at the California-Mexico border late last month.

Here’s the details according to a report from Fox News:

On Oct. 25, agents were conducting routine patrol operations deep in the San Ysidro Mountains, about a stone’s throw from the U.S.-Mexico border in California. Just before 5 p.m., agents encountered four individuals carrying AR-15-style rifles and loaded high-capacity magazines, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

While no arrests or apprehensions were made, several weapons were recovered by border patrol agents. Based on what they found, the individuals spotted were packing some serious firepower.

Agents searched the area and recovered four AR-15-style rifles and 17 loaded AR-15 magazines. The weapons and ammunition were seized and transported for processing.”

This comes on the heels of another Fox News report from late last month related to human trafficking. In this instance, multiple women from Cuba were transported into the country via our southern border and forced into sex work in Florida.

The operation was thankfully broken up, with the suspects arrested and the women freed. The crime itself is abhorrent, but what’s notable is that these women were sent from Cuba through the porous southern border, and then back to Florida.

This seems like a roundabout way of entering the USA, instead of just going directly from Cuba to Florida.  What this indicates is that these traffickers know that our border is so open, and the flow of illegal aliens is so great, that it makes more sense to take that route.

This is sadly what happens when you do not enforce immigration laws. We’re currently in the midst of a historic, record breaking border crisis that sees hundreds of thousands of encounters every single month.

What’s often not reported are the got-aways that get into the USA, many of whom are bad faith actors involved in illicit activities like this. One estimate has got-aways as high as over half a million in fiscal year 2022.

Unfortunately, California is not taking immigration enforcement seriously. Instead, government officials are too busy incentivizing illegal immigration into our overpopulated state. New policies include extending free healthcare to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, along with offering new state ID cards regardless of immigration status.

We need to get serious about immigration enforcement, both in California and at the national level. It’s necessary to prevent an uptick in even more criminal activity at our southern border, and stop human trafficking in its tracks. 

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