A complete of 14 Mexican troopers have been briefly detained and deported dwelling after they illegally crossed into US territory, the Border Patrol stated. One of many intruders was caught with marijuana whereas being processed.
The group of Mexican troopers was noticed by US Customs and Border Safety (CBP) early on Saturday morning, the company stated in a press release to the media.
The intruders have been touring on two army automobiles down the Bridge of the Americas, which hyperlinks the town of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico to El Paso on the US facet. The troops “didn’t understand they’d entered the US,” the CBP stated.
The troopers have been disarmed and briefly detained. Throughout processing, one Mexican soldier was handed a civil penalty after border brokers found he had a small quantity of marijuana for private use.
The Mexican authorities have been contacted instantly, and the misplaced troops have been returned dwelling earlier than 5am. Mexico didn’t touch upon the incident.
A photograph on social media exhibits what seems to be troopers in full fight gear sitting on the bottom with a US border official standing close by. In one other picture, a number of troopers have been being escorted by border guards.
Mexican troopers arrested on the Juarez/El Paso border by USA CBP brokers. Apparently the troopers did not know the place mexican territory ended and the place USA territory began. pic.twitter.com/mLhzTkU0E7
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A witness informed Reuters that brokers “yelled on the troopers to place their fingers up and drop their weapons instantly.” The CBP then searched the automobiles and escorted away the troopers, who seemed to be handcuffed, Reuters stated, citing the witness and images from the scene.
The developments on the US southern border have drawn a lot consideration in latest days, after 1000’s of unlawful migrants from Haiti arrange camp below a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. The state of affairs on the bottom was tense, as CBP brokers on horseback tried to rein within the migrants.
The camp was cleared by Friday, with most residents both eliminated or deported to Haiti, Secretary of Homeland Safety Alejandro Mayorkas stated.
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