Heavily armed men seen escorting migrants; CBP concerned about escalation

Heavily armed men seen escorting migrants; CBP concerned about escalation
CBP video: armed men escort migrants in southwest Arizona.

[Ed. – This IS of concern. One possibility is that it’s because coyotes are having to arm themselves more now on the Mexican side of the border, and they can’t just abandon their weapons when they enter the U.S. But the straight-line possibility that they intend to be more heavily armed when facing the U.S. Border Patrol isn’t to be dismissed.]

New government video obtained by Fox News shows heavily armed men at the U.S.-Mexico border escorting a migrant mother and son into the United States. Border Patrol officials told Fox News this is an unusual event and express concern that it will become a more regular occurrence – possibly leading to violence.

U.S. Border Patrol surveillance cameras caught the armed smugglers escort the migrant family at 10 p.m. Saturday near the town of Lukeville in the southwest corner of Arizona.

The video shows four to five men in full tactical gear and masks — carrying long guns and AK-47 assault rifles – escort a Guatemalan woman and her 8-year-old child under a vehicle barrier. The armed escorts turned back across the border. The woman and child turned themselves into border agents, who responded to the incursion. …

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The area contains no pedestrian fence and is adjacent to the busy Highway 2 in Sonora, Mexico.

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