U.s. Border Patrol agents apprehended two men and a woman with her two children early Thursday morning.
Remote camera operators watched a man being lowered by rope from the border fence about 3 miles west of downtown Calexico. The remote surveillance operators than saw a second man being lowered and noticed that a small child was clinging to his back. A third adult , a woman holding a child , was lowered from the top of the border fence. The camera operators saw three smugglers on the Mexican side of the border with a ladder. They also had the rope used to lower the five. Agents were able to take the three adults and two children into custody. The 32-year old woman and her children , a 2-year old girl and a 6-year old boy , are undocumented immigrants from Venezuela. The men , one 28 years old and the other 31 , are also from Venezuela , and are not related to the mother or kids.