Smuggler carries girl over 30-foot US border wall then returns to Mexico

Smuggler carries girl over 30-foot US border wall then returns to Mexico


A 7-year-old girl from El Salvador was hauled over the US-Mexico border wall by a smuggler who abandoned her before scaling back over the fence, video shows.

The girl was seen clinging to the man’s back as he climbed a rope ladder from Mexico over the 30-foot wall into an area about two miles from Calexico, California around 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, the US Customs and Border Control Protection said.

“Agents immediately recognized the dangerous situation created by the human smuggler and decided to wait for the child to be safely on the ground before making their approach,” the agency said.

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“This decision was made out of caution, believing that the smuggler might panic and drop the child, resulting in serious injury or

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