A group of at least two human smugglers who were disguising themselves as member of a border wall construction crew engaged in a shootout with Customs and Border Patrol in Arizona last week. One of the smugglers was arrested, and another escaped back into Mexico.
No one was harmed in the incident, but federal authorities arrested 19 illegal immigrants who were hiding in the trucks the men were using.
The Wednesday incident began when Border Patrol agents identified two older F-250 trucks labeled with “SWC Southwest Valley Constructors,” a company currently engaging in border wall construction in the Tucson area. The company is legitimate, but CBP officers were suspicious that the trucks appeared far older than those typically used by the company.
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