The thirteen migrants that were killed in a traffic collision near Holtville, California when a semi truck crashed into a vehicle carrying 25 migrants formed part of a larger group of 44 that had entered the United States through a hole in the border wall in the El Centro sector. The same day, a Chevrolet Suburban carrying the other 19 burst into flames and all passengers were taken into custody by Border Patrol.
“Agents from El Centro Sector discovered 6 illegal aliens hidden under a tarp in the back of a tractor-trailer after a K9 alerted to the vehicle.”
“CBP and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed a 15-mile section of the border wall system in El Centro Sector. 175 miles of the border wall system have been built across the Southwest border.”
“USBP agents from El Centro Sector arrested a man attempting to smuggle 21 illegal aliens locked in the back of a tractor-trailer yesterday. With rising temperatures, these dangerous smuggling methods become more & more perilous.”
- After stopping the fourth attempt to smuggle people into the U.S. by tractor-trailer in the last four months, El Centro Sector CBP agents warn the public of the strategy’s rising trend. This fourth attempt resulted in the apprehension of 42 migrants near Calexico, California.