Suspected Smugglers Accused of Assaulting Border Patrol Agents in 2 Separate Incidents

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By Steve Neavling

Alleged smugglers are accused of assaulting agents in two separate incidents.  

Two U.S. citizens were arrested after the driver allegedly dragged a Border Patrol agent in Cochise County in Arizona, the agency said in a social media post Monday. 

The suspects, both in their teens, were in an SUV when the agent pulled them over on State Route 80. 

The SUV fled the scene, dragging the agent about six feet. 

The agent was unharmed. 

The teenagers were arrested for assault and smuggling migrants. 

In late October, two men accused of smuggling migrants allegedly assaulted a Border Patrol agent outside of a holding cell at the Laredo North Station in Texas, Laredo Morning Times reports

Alfredo Michael Lopez and Sebastian Eduardo de la Fuente were placed in a cell on Oct. 26 after they were accused of smuggling migrants. They began shouting obscenities and damaged the locking mechanism on their holding cell door by repeatedly kicking it. 

When the agent opened the door, the two men attacked the agent before two Border patrol prosecution coordinators and a supervisory agent restrained the suspects. 

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