Border Patrol cameras on the U.S.-Mexico border near Lukeville, Ariz., recently snapped footage of a group of armed and masked men escorting a mother and child from the Mexican to the American side, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

"Border Patrol cameras observed several men armed with assault rifles escort a mother and child to the international boundary west of Lukeville. The armed men dropped off the pair in an area commonly used by smugglers to bring massive numbers of Central Americans into the country illegally," the agency said in a description of the Saturday night incident.

The five Mexican smugglers are shown exiting a vehicle with military-style weapons as they walked alongside the two people to a vehicle barrier they crossed to illegally enter the country.

Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector's Ajo station were deployed to the scene and took a woman and eight-year-old child into custody on the U.S. side.

Lukeville is directly on the border between Yuma, Ariz., and Tucson, Ariz. The area has seen large groups of 100 people or more being smuggled to the area, then cross the border all at once.

A Border Patrol spokesman for the Yuma Sector told the Washington Examiner last week that 99% of people apprehended in the region paid to be smuggled to the U.S. and did not travel there as part of a caravan.