VP of Border Patrol Union says drug cartels are a 'well-oiled machine' when coming across the border
"A couple of weeks ago, Arizona was responsible for the largest week of apprehensions ever in history," Cueto said.
Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council Art Del Cueto says that the drug cartels work like a "well-oiled machine" to get immigrants across the border.
"It's a well-oiled machine by the drug traffickers," Cueto said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "They know exactly how they're doing it. They know where to go and where not to go. At the same time, they know how to control the media, because they know how to send bigger groups to one area, and that'll distract the media to go see things in one spot and not the other."
Border encounters reached nearly 233,000 in August, increasing roughly 27% from the month before.
"A couple of weeks ago, Arizona was responsible for the largest week of apprehensions ever in history," Cueto said. "There were 13,000 apprehensions and just right after that, a group of 2,000 crossed into Del Rio."
He added that a major concern was that a lot of the migrants coming across the southern border aren't being vetted properly.
"You have groups that come across....you have individuals that are on a terrorist watch list," Cueto said. "But at the same time, you have individuals that have never gone through the check systems of the United States."