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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Smugglers Use Inflatable Raft To Transport Illegal Immigrants, Including Young Children, Into The US

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RIO GRANDE VALLEY — Exclusive photos taken by the Daily Caller News Foundation show smugglers illegally transporting migrants, including young children, across the Rio Grande River in Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas on Wednesday.

The smugglers used a Seahawk 4 inflatable boat that costs nearly $245 on Amazon to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they could illegally cross into the U.S. Hidalgo County Constable officials encountered over 100 illegal immigrants.

Hidalgo County Constable officials collected information such as country of origin and the ages of the illegal immigrants before directing them to a nearby Customs and Border Protection processing facility.

Smugglers use an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. - Daily Caller News Foundation)

Smugglers use an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Smugglers use an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. - Daily Caller News Foundation)

Migrants, with help from smugglers, board an inflatable raft in the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Smugglers use an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. - Daily Caller News Foundation)

A smuggler paddles an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. – Daily Caller News Foundation)

The smugglers appeared to take photographs or videos on cell phones as another rowed the migrants towards the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River into Rincon Village. (RELATED: Around 200 Illegal Immigrants Including Dozens Of Unaccompanied Children Apprehended At Border)

Once the illegal immigrants reached the river bank they had to climb through dense brush, including thorns, up a steep slope to reach U.S. law enforcement officials.

Smugglers use an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. - Daily Caller News Foundation)

Migrants board an inflatable raft smugglers were using to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. – Daily Caller News Foundation)

Smugglers use an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. - Daily Caller News Foundation)

A smugglers appears to use a cell phone to capture photo or video as another uses an inflatable raft to transport migrants across the Rio Grande River so they can illegally cross into the Rincon Village near McAllen, Texas, on March 24, 2021. (Kaylee Greenlee. – Daily Caller News Foundation)

One of the Hidalgo County Constable officials on scene said smugglers are using TikTok to share content of them successfully smuggling migrants and to advertise their services.

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