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Smugglers Leave Mexican Woman Dangling from Fence

Release Date: 
July 10, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Nogales found a 37-year-old Mexican woman precariously dangling from the international border fence Saturday, abandoned by smugglers.

Agents called Nogales Fire Dept. to remove the Mexican woman from the border fence
Agents called Nogales Fire
Dept. to remove the Mexican
woman from the border fence

 

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.

Last modified: 
July 11, 2017