Border Patrol Confirms Two Mexican Military Incursions into Texas

And it’s worse than you think. It isn’t evidence of the Mexican army invading, but of them losing the war on the cartels. They have permission to make temporary incursions into our airspace in their ongoing war, but frankly since officials are claiming that the pilots “just wanted a better view” it looks more like they were either chased over by small arms fire or this is a tacit admission that the cartels actually control parts of Texas and the Mexican military needs to run recon over our borders.

Either way, this makes me nervous:

Federal officials confirmed two Mexican military helicopter incursions took place in skies over Starr and Hidalgo County today but are asking the public not to be alarmed.

Local law enforcement officials were put on alert after a Mexican military helicopter was spotted in Alto Bonito and headed east into Hidalgo County.

Sources told Action 4 News tha tthe helicopter flew from Alto Bonito and then over Sullivan City and La Joya around 1 p.m. Thursday.

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations confirmed that there were two helicopter incursions — one between 9 and 10 am. and then another at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Air and Marine Operations spokesman Juan Muñoz-Torres told Action 4 News that the agency was informed about the incursions by the Mexican government.

Muñoz-Torres said the public should not be alarmed by the incursions.

The Air and Marine Operations spokesman said that a long-standing agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada allows for temporary incursions for medical or law enforcement purposes.

Rio Grande Valley residents have reported at least four Mexican helicopter incursions since March in communities along the border from Brownsville to Zapata.

Alto Bonito is located off U.S. Expressway 83 east of Rio Grande City and about two to three miles north of the Rio Grande river.

Muñoz-Torres said Mexican military helicopter have increased due to the ongoing drug war south of the border.

The Air and Marine Operations spokesman said Mexican military helicopters cross the border for intelligence purposes allowing officials to get another view or perspective of their target area.

“They are not performing operations in the United States,” Muñoz-Torres said.

Not yet. But soon enough, I’m sure. There’s video at the link.

h/t N.T.A.

One thought on “Border Patrol Confirms Two Mexican Military Incursions into Texas

  1. It’s incredible how much happens concerning the cartels in south Texas that no one–or very few–knows about.

    Not only are there helicopters flying over the area, but check out UT-Brownsville. There are stray bullets around campus, and students are being warned not to leave their dorms when they hear gunfire from literally across the street in Matamoros.

    The Mexican military helicopters are only crossing the border for intelligence purposes…sure. I’m with the Zapata County Sheriff on this one. I won’t be surprised when we eventually find out what these incursions are really about.

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