"The smugglers don't care for the individuals they're crossing, all they care about is the money. They see these as a commodity, not as people," said Border Patrol Agent, Marcelino Medina told local news affiliate CBS Channel 4 Valley Central.
The arrests began on November 30th, where Border Patrol Special Agents from the Weslaco Station rounded up 73 illegals near Hidalgo, Texas.
Amidst those arrests, included at least one verifiable MS-13 gang member, according to RGV Sector Chief Manuel Padilla, Jr.
MS-13 is a dangerous criminal gang comprised of bloodthirsty illegal aliens, whom last summer beheaded a 13-year-old autistic girl in Alabama and murdered the child's grandmother.
Then, on Saturday, December 1st, Border Patrol Special Agents were able to prevent an additional 27 human smuggling operations.
Padilla said that on the battlefield of protecting America's borders, agents also recovered 2,500 pounds of marijuana from the would-be human smugglers.
The above finding again proves that these aren't refugees or asylum seekers, but violent and dangerous criminal aliens who seek to flood the United States of America with drugs and contraband.
Thankfully, the brave agents of the US Border Patrol prevented the flood of Mexican contraband into the nation.
On Monday, December 3rd, an additional 51 illegal aliens were found near Granjeno, all of whom were taken into custody.
"When these illegal aliens are partaking in this journey, they are not prepared. They are malnourished, they don't have very much water, very little food. They're not prepared," said Medina. "The majority of these individuals are from Central American countries, like El Salvador and Honduras, Guatemala.”
Even more so concerning is that Medina says the activity along the border from illegal aliens has begun to take a deadly turn.
Skeletal remains believed to belong to illegal aliens murdered by the smuggling operators have been found, alongside abandoned children and families who've escaped from their clutches.
"Just this weekend, Border Patrol Agents discovered two skeletal remains and then recovered one body in the Rio Grande," said Medina. "Plus, this (Monday) morning, Border Patrol Agents found the body of a deceased person in a canal in Mission. The cost of them coming to the United States should never be their life.”
Breitbart News reports that among the weekend’s interception of dangerous illegal aliens, two child sexual predators were also arrested.