Video Of Drug Suspects Scaling Mexico Fence

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 2:15 PM

Youthful men with backpacks get seconds to clamber over the 20ft metal fence - and their few minutes in the US is caught on camera.

Video Of Drug Suspects Scaling Mexico Fence

Two suspected drug smugglers have been caught climbing the border fence from Mexico into the US - before promptly climbing back over when they realised they were being filmed.

Footage showed the pair carrying large backpacks suspected to contain drugs, walking hunched over, hiding behind bushes and talking on a phone before they realised they were on camera.

Journalist Carolina Rocha, of Azteca Noticias in Mexico City, was in Nogales, Arizona, reporting on utilize of force by the US Border Patrol when she spotted the two youthful men climbing the fence.

In the video, one of the men is heard saying: "Don't record."

The team'south camera followed the two men for around three minutes on American soil before they climbed back up over the fence and ran off in Mexico.

Both had number trouble clambering over the border fence, which is more than 20ft high.

Ms Rocha said of the incident: "It was shocking. This is happening in front of me?

"And we didn't stop recording."

Ms Rocha said there were three US Border Patrol trucks nearby the incidents, but number agents approached the men.

Border Patrol spokesman Label Landess said it wasn't uncommon for smugglers to climb the fence, particularly around Nogales.

He said it was impossible to know whether agents saw the men.

"They might be waiting for something else to happen. There'south number way to create an educated comment on that," he said.

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