A man shows a huge flaw in the US-Mexico border fence near Sasabe, Arizona.
Sasabe is about 70 miles away from Tucson and connects to the Mexican city El Sasabe in Sonora. The video below was taken at a rural spot a few miles down the fence from the border-crossing station.
After easily climbing over the fence, the man realizes he forgot his backpack and exploits a huge security flaw to get it back.
The steel fence comes to an abrupt end, like many other places along the 2,000 mile border and the man simply walks around the edge to retrieve his belongings.
Sasabe is one of the quietest legal ports along the border, but it sits in the middle of one of the largest immigrant and drug-smuggling channels along the entire border.
Volunteer groups like Arizona Border Recon patrol areas near the border to provide assistance to border patrol agents in the area. Tim Foley, ABR’s leader, places cameras in areas where drug smugglers are known to cross.
“I put all my cameras about five minutes from the road,” Foley said in an interview with local ABC affiliate WWLP 22 News. His cameras are hidden in the brush and activated by motion. Foley shares the footage with the official border patrol. “You need boots on the ground. That’s what keeping you out there. Good thing we have this up here.”
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