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Border Patrol agents in Texas, supported by other corporations, managed to arrest two Mexican citizens with ties to a drug cartel, who were seen crossing the southern border of the United States armed with rifles and armor-piercing projectiles.
Regarding this case, Fox News obtained images from police sources, in which three men running across the border with rifles and bulletproof vests while trying to evade authorities in the Fronton, Texas area on August 5.
Although they were not captured at the time, two of them were later detected after crossing again in the same area, for which they were arrested along with their weapons and ammunition. The third man is believed to have fled back to Mexico..
Through a statement sent to Fox News, the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the arrests, which were carried out in a joint operation with federal and state authorities.
“In a multi-agency effort, the DPS Texas Rangers Special Operations Group, Texas Rangers, and US Border Patrol apprehended two Mexican nationals with suspected ties to a transnational criminal organization. The men were in possession of two rifles and armor-piercing ammunition,” a spokesman said.
“There is no greater threat to public safety and national security than the Mexican drug cartels, which have taken advantage of security vulnerabilities due to an unsecured international border,” the statement added.
Tactical equipment containing six magazines with “green tip” armor-piercing bullets and a machete was also seized. Agent canines later helped officers locate an AK-47 rifle and an M4 rifle dumped in a river.
Images of men crossing the border reveal the ongoing operations of cartels and smugglers in the midst of a migration crisis. A few days ago, a Fox News drone captured images of traffickers with machetes beating and threatening migrants on the riverbank in Matamoros, Mexico, telling them to cross over to Brownsville, Texas.
Days earlier, DPS operators in Eagle Pass saw an armed smuggler carrying a long gun leading a group of immigrants across the Rio Grande.
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