Another migrant group crosses NM border
BY ANGELA KOCHERGA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER - LAS CRUCES BUREAU
Published: Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 7:46pm
Updated: Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:27pm

www.abqjournal.com | 1/18/2019 | Staff
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For the second time in two days, a large group of migrants crossed the border Thursday at the remote Antelope Wells area in southern New Mexico and turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents.

At about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 115 migrants encountered Border Patrol Agents working at the remote Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base, according to a statement by the Border Patrol.

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The Border Patrol is now saying that criminals are using some of these mass crossings to distract agents as drug mules move contraband across the border.

They say that is what occurred early Wednesday morning – just after midnight – when Border Patrol agents encountered 247 migrants.

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The Border Patrol released more information about that group Friday, saying that the crossing had been timed to serve as a distraction so illegal drugs could be moved across the border just west of Antelope Wells.

With the help of Customs and Border Protection air support, Border Patrol agents seized 265 pounds of marijuana and arrested two suspected “drug mules.”

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“Criminal organizations continue to exploit the loopholes in immigration law to distract agents with large groups of smuggled aliens in an attempt to move their contraband through a different area,” according to the statement...
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