Agents patrolling the border east of Nogales witnessed two smugglers attempting to lower the woman into the United States from Mexico using a harness and hoist rope. When agents approached, the woman attempted to climb back over the fence into Mexico but the smugglers left her hanging.
Responding agents found the woman suspended approximately 15 feet above the ground and called the Nogales Fire Department to get her down.
The woman was uninjured and is now being processed for immigration violations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.