According to the El Paso Times, “the quickest way around a billion-dollar wall is over it.”
The US Border Patrol is reporting that smugglers in Juarez, Mexico, are engineering camouflage “hook-and-ladders” made of rebar that blend in with the border wall, making them hard to be seen. The ladders are reportedly the same rust-brownish color as the fence.
“Somebody is making money off those ladders,” Agent Joe Romero told the Times. “The agents pulled it off the wall and cut it up so it can’t be used again.”
“Six meters of castillo costs 99 pesos, or about $5.30, at the Hágalo — or Do It Yourself — True Value hardware store in Juárez,” writes the Times’ Lauren Villagran. “There is no indication that smugglers are shopping at that store in particular.”
Read more over at the El Paso Times.
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