In the never-ending battle over protecting the southern border, Customs and Border Protection agents are having to stay on their toes.
According to CBP, Calexico, California-area border agents found a young woman hidden in the dashboard of a compact car. It reports:
… CBP officers encountered a 30-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a 2010 Chevy Aveo. A CBP canine team screened the Aveo as the driver awaited inspection, and the human and narcotics detector dog alerted to the vehicle’s interior. Officers escorted the vehicle and driver to the inspection lot for a more in-depth examination where they ultimately discovered a woman hidden behind the dashboard area.
Officers extracted the woman, a 43-year-old Mexican citizen, from the dashboard and escorted her to a secure location for a medical evaluation and further processing. Once emergency medical responders assessed the woman’s wellbeing, CBP officers confirmed that she had no legal ability to enter the United States and took her into custody.
The driver was arrested and awaiting arraignment on human smuggling charges.
Meanwhile, Laredo, Texas-area agents discovered 66 illegals packed into a tractor-trailer after a K9 alert.
According to CBP, “Record checks on the individuals determined they were nationals of Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico with no legal right to be in the United States. All individuals appeared to be in good health and did not require medical attention.”
Two of the 66 were juveniles.
In Arizona, Tucson Sector agents fielded 16 separate 911 rescue calls in one weekend alone.
#BorderPatrol agents in Tucson Sector rescue 20 migrants from 16 separate 911 calls over the weekend. Border Patrol encourages anyone who is in need of help to call 911 #rescue @CBP pic.twitter.com/UEZmqC5Ema
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) May 6, 2019
Border Patrol agents rescued 20 migrants from 16 separate 911 calls last weekend, according to the agency.