The incident occurred on Tuesday night, in the west of Mount Cristo Rey, border patrol camera operators used infrared camera technology to spot the smugglers. The video was released by the US Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday.
According to the agency, one of the suspects left Ecuadorian children aged 3 and 5, and then two smugglers fled the scene on foot and “abandoned the helpless little girl north of the international border.”
The camera operator notified the agents and led them to a remote place, where they found the young sisters and provided assistance. Officials said the two girls were very alert when the agents found them.
The children were sent to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station for evaluation and then taken to the hospital as a preventive measure. They have undergone medical examinations and have been temporarily placed by the Ministry of Health and Human Services to stay in the institution temporarily.
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