La Rancherita Del Aire is reporting that armed gates cross into the American side of the international bridge of Puente Uno where they were net by the US Customs Officials, the reason for crossing is still unknown
By: Jose G. Landa, Eagle Pass Business Journal, Inc., Copyright 2015
The City of Eagle Pass, Texas International Bridge No. 1 was temporarily closed at approximately 11 A.M. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 due to the crossing of three alleged armed members of the State of Coahuila, Mexico Special Forces known as G.A.T.E.S. (Grupo Armas y Tacticas Especiales) in a vehicle into the United States international boundary line, surprising American U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel such as Customs and Border Protection working at the U.S.-Mexico border in Eagle Pass, Texas and its sister City of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
Witnesses reported seeing Mexican authorities on the United States side in Eagle Pass, Texas speaking with U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel.
Mexican news media is reporting that the three Mexican special forces members were detained or arrested by U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel at the Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 1 and taken into custody.
In light of the recent Paris, France multiple terrorist attacks, U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel are on high alert throughout the United States, including the U.S.-Mexico border.
The motives or reasons why these three armed Mexican Special Forces members entered the United States in their official vehicle is unknown as of press time.
Attempts by the Eagle Pass Business Journal to contact U.S. Department of Homeland Security public information officers prior to posting of this article were unsuccessful. More details will be provided as the information becomes public.
This incident appears to be the first time that alleged armed members of a Mexican law enforcement authority have crossed into Eagle Pass, Texas through its two City-owned International Bridges.
In years past, Border Patrol agents have mistakenly crossed over into Nogales, Sonora and Agua Prieta, Sonora. On these rare occasions, Mexican customs arrested the Border Patrol agent, confiscated their duty weapons, the official U.S. Government vehicle that they drove across the international border crossing, and their "Sam Brown" belt. After much negotiation, U.S. officials were able to secure the release of the agent but everything else became the property of Mexican customs. I wonder if the U.S.D.H.S. will return the weapons and vehicle that the G.A.T.E.S. officers entered with into the U.S?