Two young children who were left alone in the desert have been found.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent John R. Modlin, a 4-month-old infant and an 18-month-old toddler were found Friday last week in Sonoran Desert in Arizona.
Modlin who’s the chief patrol agent of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, tweeted that the children were left “to die” in the desert – located in the south of Arizona and borders Mexico – by smugglers.
“This is cruelty,” he said in the tweet. “And it is gut-wrenching. I commend our agents for their quick response to this dreadful incident and to every incident in which migrant lives are at stake.”
He added that the 4-month-old infant was found unresponsive but patrol agents were able to revive her.
“The heartlessness of smugglers cannot be underestimated,” he said.
Earlier last week, two children died and a baby was in critical condition after being pulled from the Rio Grande during separate, desperate attempts to cross into the United States from Mexico.