Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents

Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents

Image: Wikipedia Commons; File:US Navy 090317-N-5253T-016 Two men scale the border fence into Mexico a few hundred yards away from where Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 133 and NMCB-14 are building a 1,500 foot-long concrete-lined dr.

 

U.S. officials characterized the incident as one of the most serious incursions in recent years. 

BY RICHARD A. SERRANO AND TRACY WILKINSON

April 1, 2014, 11:52 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by The Times/Tribune Washington Bureau.

U.S. officials said it was one of nearly two dozen border incursions by Mexican soldiers into southern Arizona in the last four years.

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