EXCLUSIVE: Border surge sends prices soaring; smugglers can earn $200,000

It works out to three times the starting pay for a Border Patrol agent.Scouts, who track Border Patrol movements or run interference on driving routes, also can make a couple of hundred per job.The tow truck driver heard banging from inside the trailer and called Border Patrol.She told agents she was trying to make some quick cash to support her son while she was behind bars.“The winners here in open borders are the cartels,” said Mark Morgan, a former chief of the Border Patrol and acting commissioner at Customs and Border Protection in the Trump administration.