Havre Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested a group of migrants during an attempted human smuggling incident near the Canadian border in Montana. During the arrest, a vehicle search led to the seizure of drugs, a handgun, and cash. According to Border Patrol officials, Sweetgrass Station Border Patrol agents observed two suspected migrants walking near the border. The two individuals were quickly approaching what appeared to be an awaiting human smuggler's vehicle. The agents conducted an immigration interview and determined the two pedestrians were migrants without legal authorization to be in the United States. The agents then interviewed the vehicle's two occupants and decided they were also migrants who were illegally present in the U.S. [tweet_embed]May 25, 2023[/tweet_embed] The agents placed all four migrants in custody and began a search of the smuggler's vehicle. During the investigation, a K-9 alerted them to the possible presence of drugs in the car. A physical examination of the vehicle led to the discovery of what was believed to be narcotics and drug paraphernalia. A field test identified methamphetamine, cocaine, and freebase cocaine. The search also led to the discovery of a loaded Taurus 9mm pistol and three loaded magazines. Additionally, a stash of more than $12,000 in cash was found in the possession of one of the migrants. Agents seized the money, the gun, and the drugs. "Havre Sector's commitment to border security once again shows that vigilance is necessary to gaining operational advantage against all northern border threats," said Havre Sector Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Samuel Rodriguez in a written statement. "Our ability to detect and identify threats is paramount, and the boots on the ground are crucial to that success. I am proud of the work these agents do every day." [tweet_embed]May 25, 2023[/tweet_embed] On May 19, Havre Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Teresa Pedregon tweeted a report on the apprehension of five more migrants arrested by Sweetgrass Station agents. Breitbart Texas contacted CBP officials for additional information about the nationality and demographic data of the migrants detained in these incidents. Between October 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023, Havre Sector agents apprehended 36 migrants illegally crossing the Canadian border into Montana.