Photo: Woman Tries to Crawl into U.S.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Stanton Street international crossing at the El Paso entry stopped an unusual illegal entry attempt Friday. They intercepted a woman who was crawling north along the pedestrian walkway in her attempt to evade the inspection process and enter the U.S. illegally. The apprehension was one of 49 immigration violations stopped by CBP officers this weekend.
“The CBP inspection process at area ports of entry is thorough and extensive and some people will go to extreme measures in an attempt to circumvent the normal entry process,” said Hector Mancha, El Paso port director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The apprehension was made at approximately 6:20 Friday morning after a border crosser alerted CBP officers working at the border crossing that a female was spotted crawling northbound along the bridge sidewalk. CBP officers responded and apprehended the woman as she attempted to flee back to Mexico. CBP officers queried her identity and determined that she had been previously removed from the U.S.
The woman, 43-year-old Herlinda Coronado Magallanes of Juarez, was arrested by CBP officers and booked into the El Paso County Jail on illegal entry charges. She is currently detained and being held without bond.