Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Border skirmish

This is just another example of why we should not have an unsecure border with Mexico:
Men in Mexican military-style uniforms crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on a marijuana-smuggling foray, leading to an armed confrontation with Texas law officers, authorities said Tuesday. No shots were fired.

The men retreated and escaped back across the border with much of the pot, though they abandoned more than a half-ton of marijuana as they fled and set fire to one of their vehicles, authorities said.

The Mexican government denied its military was involved.

Despite Mexico's denial, it is difficult to confirm whether these individuals were or were not associated with the Mexican army. Corruption is common enough that it is possible these were Mexican soldiers doing a little moonlighting.

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