Sharyl Attkisson of Full Measure discussed her latest exclusive, U.S. Soldiers Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Illegal Immigrants Across Texas, with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon Friday morning.
U.S. authorities are investigating an illegal immigrant smuggling operation allegedly run by active duty military soldiers out of the Ft. Bliss U.S. Army post in El Paso, Texas. Ft. Bliss is headquarters for El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), a federal tactical operational intelligence center.
According to sources and documents, two U.S. soldiers, Marco Antonio Nava, Jr., and Joseph Cleveland, were arrested last Saturday by border patrol officers at Falfurrias Texas Border Patrol Station checkpoint, attempting to smuggle two Mexican citizens into the U.S. The Mexicans were riding in the back seat of the car. Upon their arrest, the soldiers, who were not in uniform at the time, informed Border Patrol agents they are part of the 377 TC Company at Ft. Bliss.
Said Attkisson Friday:
I found out that the U.S. government, actually Border Patrol, stopped a couple of guys trying to smuggle in some Mexican citizens about a week ago, and the two guys trying to smuggle them in were active duty soldiers out of Fort Bliss in Texas–a pretty huge deal. Upon their arrest, one of them spoke of other soldiers that are involved in a smuggling ring–a leader there at Fort Bliss that he said is paying them $1,000 – $1,500 each for the runs that they would make.