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The President commented on the reports of smugglers sawing through the parts that say that it is ‘easily’ fixed.
President Trump on Saturday appeared to be shrugging his shoulders to bear in mind that the smugglers may be able to cut through parts of the U.S.-Mexican border wall with ease, as a new report had suggested.
To comment when asked by journalists in front of the White house, the matter, Trump acknowledged that although the boundary wall was powerful, “you can cut through everything.”
“But we have qualified to observe a lot of people,” Trump. “Cutting is one thing, but it is easily fixed. One of the reasons why we died it the way we have, it’s very easily remedied.”
Trump’s comments came after a report by the Washington Post, which said, smugglers have succeeded in the last few months, the breach of the border wall sections by sawing through concrete and steel, the creation of gaps wide enough to smuggle people and drugs.
US border agents told the Post that the smugglers were cut with saber saws through steel and concrete. The saws cut through beams, regardless of their material, in a few minutes, they said.
If smugglers have violated a section of the wall, a welding crew would be dispatched to fix the opening, the Post added.
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In other cases, the smugglers would return to make a cut piece on its position, with putty to make it look like it has been fixed. In this way they could, smuggling of people and drugs through these openings, the report said.
Electronic sensors aimed at the detection of vibrations, which were installed by the saws, in some areas, but not all of them, the report said. Alternatively, smugglers used makeshift ladders to climb, one side of the wall and ropes hanging on the scale at the bottom of the other side.
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An administration official told the Post that such instances were relatively rare, and the new fencing had “significantly increased security and deterrence” along the San Diego and El Centro parts of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fox News made several attempts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection for comment but did not receive a reply.