Border Patrol rescues toddlers dropped by human smugglers
SANTA TERESA, N.M. (KLKN) — U.S. Border Patrol Agents rescued two female toddlers dropped over the border wall by human smugglers Tuesday evening.
The agents responded to the area, just west of Mt. Cristo Rey after a Santa Teresa agent caught the smugglers climbing with the kids the 14-foot wall on camera.
Both smugglers left immediately after the toddlers were dropped on the ground. Responding agents said the girls were three and five-years-old from Ecuador.
“I’m appalled by the way these smugglers viciously dropped innocent children from a 14-foot border barrier last night. If not for the vigilance of our Agents using mobile technology, these two tender-aged siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of desert environment for hours,” stated El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “We are currently working with our law enforcement partners in Mexico and attempting to identify these ruthless human smugglers so as to hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”