14 heavily armed Mexican army soldiers were apprehended on Satruday after they were caught attempting to cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally.
As The Daily Wire reports:
14 soldiers with the Mexican military were apprehended by U.S. federal law enforcement officials during the early morning hours on Saturday after they crossed over onto U.S. soil, according to a report.
The incident reportedly happened when two vehicles carrying the soldiers crossed the bridge that links Ciudad Juárez to El Paso, Texas. A witness told Reuters that CBP agents quickly took control of the situation, ” yell[ing] at the soldiers to put their hands up and drop their weapons immediately.”
“CBP said the soldiers, their weapons and equipment ‘were secured for safety and processing,’ and noted the soldiers said ‘they did not realize they had entered the U.S.,’” the Associated Press reported. “One of the Mexican soldiers ‘was assessed a civil penalty after CBP officers discovered a personal use amount of marijuana in his possession,’ according to CPB.”
🇲🇽Reportan q soldados mexicanos a bordo de 2 vehículos militares cruzaron la frontera, y al llegar casi a garitas de EU en #ElPaso #Texas, fueron detenidos y esposados por agentes aduanales gringos; los vehículos y armas, decomisados. Una hora se interrumpió el tráfico. pic.twitter.com/bzmmkDNwgb
— Código Rojo 🇲🇽 (@codigorojocdmx) September 25, 2021
All the soldiers, who were wearing their military gear, were later sent back across the border to Mexico after they were processed by U.S. law enforcement officials, per AP.
The strange incident comes as the crisis along the U.S. southern border continues to intensify.