Surveillance video released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection captures the moment when a group rifle-carrying smugglers escort a woman and her son to the Arizona border.
The video was released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week and was recorded west of Lukeville, Arizona.
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The thermal images appear to have been recorded at night when it captured a group of smugglers with rifles escorting a woman and her child toward a low vehicle barrier. The two migrants and a third man easily crossed into Arizona as the gunmen walked back to their vehicle.
The video comes weeks after U.S. Border Patrol agents in Yuma arrested an armed human smuggler who was leading a group from Mexico as a “large” Central American migrant group served nearby as a diversion of resources. During the arrest, authorities discovered a dropped Glock pistol.