Tag: Smuggling

June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020
  • CBP posts a notice requesting that federal contractors suggest new anti-breaching and anti-climbing technology and tools by June 12 to make the border wall less vulnerable. Despite this, CBP states that the request “does not amount to an admission that the current design is inadequate or flawed.” CBP also invites proposals for “private party construction” that would allow investors to acquire land, build a barrier on it, and sell the project to the government.

Tags: Fencing, Migration, Smuggling

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from CBP @CBP

Caption: “A brazen human smuggler led multiple agencies on a lengthy pursuit on May 15, when agents tried to conduct a vehicle stop on a pickup truck. @CBPAMO kept visual contact by air. 6 people were arrested, and 7 absconded into Mexico.”

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo, Smuggling

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020
  • 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. 

Tags: Apprehensions, El Centro, Migration, Smuggling

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020
  • CBP reports that a traffic stop performed by the Laredo North Border Patrol in Texas resulted in the apprehension of 28 individuals smuggled in a tractor-trailer. The individuals were from Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador. 

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo, Migration, Smuggling

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020
  • Two pickup trucks disguised to look like vehicles associated with border construction are stopped by Border Patrol agents in Arizona. CBP finds 16 people in one truck and 4 in the other. The 20 migrants had paid $1,000 each to be smuggled to Tucson. 

Tags: Fencing, Migration, Smuggling, Tucson

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020
  • Smugglers in Juárez use camouflaged, rebar hook-and-ladders called castillo to bypass the border wall. CBP reports that the ladders are difficult to detect after spending this week dismantling those found in the El Paso sector. Six meters of castillo costs approximately $5 and is sold in hardware stores. CBP reports the most likely users of ladders are single adults.

Tags: El Paso, Fencing, Smuggling