The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) reported on Friday that agents and aircrews apprehended multiple illegal migrant groups wearing camouflage military-style gear in the remote West Texas Big Bend Sector.
The migrants were apparently wearing camo in order to avoid detection as they were crossing into the interior U.S. in the barren West Texas desert. Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin posted a tweet on Friday showing agents transporting a camo-wearing group to a pickup and processing location.
Aircrews from CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) assisted with the deployment of agents from the Marfa and Van Horn stations after the group was detected during routine surveillance. The aircrew guided ground-based agents to the remote location west of U.S. Highway 90 where the migrants were traveling. The operation led to the arrest of 14 migrants.
At about the same time in another part of the sector, another AMO aircrew worked with ground agents at the Van Horn station to locate and capture another group of 11 migrants. That group was similarly dressed out in camo fatigue-style clothing.