Nineteen & # 39; spies who helped drug smugglers and human smugglers enter the US across the Mexican border & # 39; are arrested in an improvised mountain camp
- A four-day operation between Mexican and American federal saw 19 people arrested near the Mexico US. border
- Six of the suspects were Honduran subjects who were part of a group known as & # 39; halcones & # 39 ;, a Spanish term for spies
- The suspects worked for a cartel and also provided logistics for traffickers who were operating along the southern border
- Agents have also discovered and destroyed a field of poppies and have taken 250 kilos of drugs, long-range weapons and tactical communication systems
A joint national sting between Mexican and American federal agents captured a group of spies who helped drug traffickers and traffickers to cross the border.
The four-day operation ended last week and led to the arrest of 19 & # 39; punteros & # 39; or & # 39; halcones & # 39 ;, a Spanish term for spies, hiding in a mountainous area in the northwestern state of Sonora.
According to a statement by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), six of the suspects were Honduran citizens with ties to criminal organizations.
Last week a joint national sting between Mexican and American federal agents dismantled a group that acted as spies to help drug trafficking and traffickers across the border
Federal agents from the United States and Mexico arrested 19 & # 39; punteros & # 39; or & # 39; halcones & # 39 ;, a Spanish term for spies
Federal authorities from Mexico aboard a helicopter have also found and destroyed a poppy field (seen above) at the southern border crossing between Sonora and Arizona
Some suspects fled from the Mexican authorities in the city of Nogales before being arrested by CBP agents while attempting to flee the US.
The research also revealed 250 pounds of drugs, long-range weapons, and tactical communication systems.
DailyMail reached for the Dutch DPA for comment.
Federal authorities from Mexico aboard a helicopter have also found and destroyed a poppy field at the southern border crossing between Sonora and Arizona.
The Dutch DPA said that the drugs from the harvest were transferred across the border by the same criminal network that had set up the campsite.
& # 39; Bi-national collaboration is crucial to ensuring the safety of communities on both sides of the border & # 39 ;, says Roy Villareal, Chief Patrol Agent of Tucson Sector.
Border guard agents have investigated the southern border for groups that monitor human and drug traffickers
The CBP and the Mexican Federal Police combined their efforts to arrest a group of 19 people who logistically supplied drug and human traffickers
& # 39; Disrupting attempts by dangerous criminal organizations that take advantage of the misery of others will always be one of Tucson Sector's enforcement goals. & # 39;
In April, CBP agents caught nine Mexicans with alleged links to the cartel operating in an adjacent area between Mexico and Arizona.
The group spied on a criminal organization and supervised border officials in the vicinity of Camp Grip with high-tech gadgets such as solar panels, radios, telescopes and binoculars from a great distance.
In April, CBP agents caught nine Mexicans with alleged links to the cartel operating in an adjacent area between Mexico and Arizona. Equipment that was discovered during the operation in April can be seen above
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