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Mexican Drug Smugglers Fire at Border Patrol Agents From Across Rio Grande

Mexican Drug Smugglers Fire at Border Patrol Agents From Across Rio Grande

Source: Associated Press

Associated Press

September 14, 2010

ANZALDUAS PARK – Early Saturday morning, Border Patrol agents in Texas chased a suspected drug smuggler back to the banks of the Rio Grande close to Anzalduas Park.

The driver of the vehicle jumped out and swam back to the Mexican side of the river, abandoning more than a thousand pounds of marijuana.

While agents unloaded the drugs from the smuggler’s van, gunmen on the other shore opened fire on them.

The agents returned fire.

Fortunately, no agents were hurt in the gun battle.

Though rarely reported by the mainstream press, armed conflicts along the border with Mexican drug and human smugglers are becoming a rather common event.

The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector,which is responsible for approximately 300 miles of the U.S./Mexican border, is on track to intercept one million pounds of marijuana this fiscal year alone.


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    PoliceSurfer

    almost 3 years ago

    22 Comments

    I will send the link to this page to one of my friends from a Florida drug rehab. We were talking the other days about the escalating violence at Mexican border because of drug dealers. He said that we need a few snipers there and such problems as firing on border agents from the other side would not happen.

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    erosson27

    almost 4 years ago

    442 Comments

    I am glad the agents are ok too, but if the powers that be in Washington dont stop hamstringing them the next time we might not be so lucky.

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    Radiotelegrapher

    almost 4 years ago

    2714 Comments

    Bump Robocop33

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Bumper, I don't care about the distance, I want the damage the .50Cal would do! The BP sniper could be set back so he would have a commanding view of the area and not standing beside the other agents.

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    bumperdog831

    almost 4 years ago

    264 Comments

    high powered scope and rifle really wouldnt have a purpose there. it was only across the rio grande which is about 100 meters, a novice should be able to make that shot with even a basic red dot. good thing no one was hurt though!! and i like the idea for armored vehicles....they absolutely should have a little more armor in their trucks. built ford tough only goes so far...

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Glad the agents weren't hurt, and I agree with all the ideas about armored vehicles, .50 Cals et al. Safety first fort those protecting us !!!!

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Glad the guys are okay. Time to put agents out there guarding any agent unloading drugs from the American side. These agents should be armed with .50 Barrett's with a high power scope on it. They shoot at our guys, we blow them and anything they are hiding behind away. Damn the politics, we need to protect our guys.

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    FireDad

    almost 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Glad no Agents got hurt,,

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    Good thing no agent got hurt

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    lkdavis71

    almost 4 years ago

    1066 Comments

    The Mexican government will complain and Obama will cave in and investigate the agents handling of the incident. Next thing you know firearms will be .22 caliber with 4 shots maximum.

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    granny1

    almost 4 years ago

    1448 Comments

    i pray for angels to watch over the men and women,that protects our borders.

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    wildsoldier

    almost 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    Great work.....keep them running...

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    tstanfill63

    almost 4 years ago

    1508 Comments

    PSD, you know he was. He probably got across the river, they shot him and then took some pot shots at the Police. No pun intended.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I wonder if that drug runner was killed for abandoning his load

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    Glorybound87

    almost 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    The last thing I'd want to see is the Army deployed on American soil. This is no cause for martial law.

    This is definitely cause, though, for the federal government giving Border Patrol the ability to neutralize the threat. I like bikecop45's idea; a 50cal. machine gun mounted on an armored vehicle is a great way to get the message across the border.

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