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Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested two US citizens for allegedly smuggling five Mexican citizens across the southern border when they were also in possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl.
“Tucson Station officers responded to Sasabe, AZ, after Border Camera operators spotted suspected criminal activity,” said U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Officer John Modlin. tweeted Saturday.
Modlin added, “Two US citizens were arrested for attempting to smuggle five Mexican citizens. A loaded firearm was seized along with a small amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl. #teamwork.”
Modlin also posted photos of the incident showing a gun and pills of what he says are illegal drugs.
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The United States Border Patrol did not immediately respond to a Fox News Digital request for comment.
The arrests come as the fentanyl crisis on the southern border continues to spiral out of control and Drug Enforcement Agency Administrator Anne Milgram recently called on Mexico to do more to help stop illegal drug trafficking.
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“We know the vast, vast majority of this is from Mexico, and we know it’s openly synthesized,” Milgram said during a Friday appearance on “America’s Newsroom.”
“We lost 107,622 Americans last year,” she explained. These two cartels are primarily responsible for the fentanyl and methamphetamine flooding the United States and killing people. »
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Border Patrol said it encountered more than 200,000 illegal immigrants in the month of June, down from May’s all-time high of 239,000, but marks the fourth consecutive month of more than 200,000 encounters.