Border Patrol Intelligence Warns Of Fake Passports From Guinea

January 8, 2024

By Daniel Stefanksi |

A new wave of lawlessness is hitting America’s southern border.

Last week, Fox News reporter Bill Melugin shared a memo from the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector Intelligence Unit about “stolen/altered Guinea passports being encountered” in the region.

The Border Patrol’s alert revealed the following information from intelligence gathered in the field:

  • Officials from the Guinean government may be advising people obtaining new passports they can change their age for them to have a better chance of entering the United States as minors. (most encounters are from adults claiming to be UAC’s)
  • Another migrant claimed an illicit group stole many blank passport books from the ministry in Conakry and has been selling and issuing the passports without the proper procedures.
  • It’s suspected that Guinean passports issued in Conakry after June of 2023 are most likely fraudulent or altered.

Melugin added that “hundreds of adult men from Guinea have been crossing illegally in the Tucson sector every day.”

The Fox News journalist also communicated a story from a couple of weeks ago, when he was in Lukeville, Arizona, and came across a Guinean man, who had just illegally entered the United States. Melugin posted that this man had told him that “he planned to go to Philadelphia” – likely based on an address that someone had procured for him.

This week, Ali Bradley, a National Correspondent for NewsNation, reported that out of 806,000+ illegal immigrants who have crossed into the United States since October 1, almost 206,000 of those encounters have occurred in the Tucson Sector, where Lukeville lies. For a number of months, the Tucson Sector has led the country in apprehensions, leading to an unprecedented closure of the Lukeville Port of Entry in recent weeks. ‘Gotaways’ are not factored into the number of registered encounters from CBP.

Daniel Stefanski is a reporter for AZ Free News. You can send him news tips using this link.

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