Someone forgot to inform the federal government that drug traffickers are clever and resourceful:
The ladders appear to be made by hand from two poles of 3/8-inch rebar and four thinner poles, fitted with steps and bent over at the end in a â€˜Uâ€™ shape to hook on the top of the wall.
The El Paso Times reports smugglers could be sourcing the rebar from a local hardware store in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican city just south of El Paso, where six metres of the material costs roughly $5.30 (Â£4).
To date, almost 100 miles of border have been built under the Trump administration, mostly to replace and improve existing barriers.
Mr Trumpâ€™s campaign promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but thus far the almost $10bn (Â£7.7bn) budget has come from taxpayer money. [â€¦]
A total 450 miles of the barrier is expected to be completed by the end of this year. [â€¦]
Failed DEA operations in Afghanistan have already sucked nearly $9 billion into the drug warâ€™s black hole. Total losses in these categories may exceed $19 billion if construction on the Mexican border wall continues. Despite the ongoing fraud and waste, US taxpayers may find a bit of comfort in knowing that a mere 20 feet of #3 rebar can help bring victory and freedom to people around the world in the ongoing struggle against corrupt drug skirmishes and schemes.