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Border agency shares video of migrants scaling wall with ladder

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a video this week showing what they said is a group of migrants scaling a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border with a ladder.

{mosads}As many as 110 migrants made their way over the barrier, according to a tweet from CBP Arizona, which said the group was apprehended by U.S. border patrol officials. The smuggler who aided the group can be seen in the video escaping back into Mexico and was not caught, officials said.

“On Monday #CBP #YumaSector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 110+ Central Americans who illegally scaled the wall with the assistance of a smuggler with a ladder,” the agency tweeted Wednesday.

Video of the encounter shows the migrants being detained by border patrol agents while the smuggler flees on foot.

The tweet came from CBP’s Arizona field office account despite a notice in the account’s bio stating that the agency will not actively manage the Twitter account during the partial government shutdown, now in its 34th day.

“This account will not be actively managed during the lapse in federal funding,” reads a message on the Twitter account.

A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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