Human Smugglers Arrested at California Checkpoints Increase This Year by 200%

By Bob Price

El Centro Sector Border Patrol officials report a more than 200 percent increase in the number of human smuggling cases from immigration inspections at checkpoints in Southern California this fiscal year. The number of migrants arrested during these inspections also rose by more than 200 percent.

During Fiscal Year 2018, which began on October 1, 2017, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents stopped 210 human smuggling attempts at Border Patrol Checkpoints located on Highways 111 and 86. This compares to Fiscal Year 2017 busts of 68 alien smuggling loads during the same period, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. This represents an increase of nearly 209 percent.

Officials noted similar increases in the number of migrants arrested during these smuggling efforts. El Centro agents arrested 210 illegal aliens this fiscal year during the smuggling attempts noted above. This compares to 95 during the same period in Fiscal Year 2017. CBP officials reported a nearly 213 percent increase in the number of migrant arrests at these checkpoints.

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