Authorities locate rope ladder near Santa Teresa Border Fence

The Border Wall

JUAREZ, Mex. (KTSM) — Law enforcement on both sides of the U.S. – Mexico border came across a homemade rope ladder near the border fence and investigators say it was likely used for illegal crossing.

Federal Police in Juarez and El Paso Border Patrol used a drone to discover the rope ladder hanging off the border fencing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

Officials say the ladder was about 16-feet long.

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