Senator Tom Coburn is inquiring to recent events where the Mexican military has crossed US borders. Earlier this year, the Mexican military drew their guns on a US Border Patrol agent, leaving some to question whether the Mexican military is aiding the drug trade through the US’ southern borders. This has happened dozens of times over the past decade, but Senator Coburn is worried that some of these incursions into US territory are purposeful.
Individuals in Mexican military uniforms drew their guns on a U.S. border agent earlier this year after having crossed the southwestern border into Arizona, a U.S. senator claimed, raising concerns once again that Mexican officials are illegally crossing into the U.S. and, worse, potentially aiding the drug cartels.
The incident described by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., would appear to be one of dozens over the past decade where Mexican military and law enforcement officers have crossed into U.S. territory. Most are presumed to be accidental, but they also raise the possibility that Mexican military members — or individuals posing as them — are helping drug cartels.
“This incident is of concern,” Coburn wrote in a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s former acting commissioner, asking whether CBP has concerns that Mexican military members are “providing security and/or intelligence to Drug Trafficking Organizations.”
In the January letter, obtained by Fox News, Coburn detailed a Jan. 26 incident along the normally quiet Sasabe outpost in Arizona.