by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
America’s Southern Border is reportedly a war zone tonight.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was shot down or forced to initiate an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas due to receiving gunfire from the Mexican side of the border, according to an exclusive report by Breitbart News:
The helicopter was interdicting a narcotics load and working alongside agents from the U.S. Border Patrol, who operate under the umbrella of the CBP. The helicopter was operating in the Laredo Sector of Texas, immediately across the border from the Los Zetas cartel headquarters of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
The helicopter was in U.S. airspace and participating in the interdiction of a narcotics load coming from Mexico into the United States.
A federal agent who spoke “on the condition of anonymity” said:
“U.S. Border Patrol agents were attempting to intercept a drug load. A law enforcement chopper was assisting Border Patrol agents. The chopper received gunfire from the Mexican side of the border. The chopper had to do an emergency landing due to the gunfire.”
Border Patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 President Hector Garza confirmed that he received unofficial reports on this matter that indicate the information provided to Breitbart by the unnamed federal agent is accurate.
This is hardly the first time Mexican forces – government or cartel – have fired upon U.S. agents or citizens across the border.
As Top Right News previously reported in June 2014, a Mexican military helicopter flew into the U.S. and shot at Border Patrol agents on the ground in Arizona.
Then last July, U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Saturday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river.
Those shocking incidents followed a stunning report of invasions across the border by Mexican troops, who have shot Americans and even landed helicopters on ranchers’ land and held them at gunpoint.
So what has Obama done about these acts of war from our hostile Southern neighbor?
In fact, as TRN reported, the DHS in 2014 confirmed that a shocking 525 armed Mexican police and soldiers have illegally crossed the American border 152 times since 2004. They were confronted 81 times by Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies and 131 Mexican cops and soldiers were detained — but ALL were later released. No charges were ever filed — in contrast to U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, who was held by Mexican authorities for months for accidentally crossing the Mexican border.
Our prayers go out to any Border Patrol agents on that helicopter, and will report any new developments on this page as they come in…