U.S. Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint Sunday night by members of the Mexican military who had crossed the border into Arizona, but the soldiers returned to Mexico without incident when backup agents responded to assist.
It was unclear what the soldiers were doing in the United States, but U.S. law enforcement authorities have long said that current and former Mexican military personnel have been hired to protect drug and migrant smugglers.
"Unfortunately, this sort of behavior by Mexican military personnel has been going on for years," union Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) said on its Web page. "They are never held accountable, and the United States government will undoubtedly brush this off as another case of 'Oh well, they didn't know they were in the United States.'
State Department spokeswoman Nicole Thompson said Tuesday that the department had no information on the incident...
Drug running facilitated by Mexican Military.....foreign army invading US soil, firing at US law enforcement officers...assault, rape and murder of tens of thousands of Americans (on American streets) every single year........but thank God we're fighting the good fight in Iraq, huh...