(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that confirm a June 26, 2014, attack by a Mexican government helicopter on U.S. Border Patrol agents. The Mexican helicopter crossed into U.S. airspace before firing on U.S. Border Patrol personnel. The Mexican government initially denied that the attack near Arizona’s San Miguel Gate occurred, but later admitted to the armed incursion.
The CBP documents were released in response to a July 9, 2014, Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to CBP seeking:
Any and all records regarding, concerning or related to the June 26, 2014 incident near Sells, AZ on the Tohono O’Odham Indian Reservation during which one or more Mexican military helicopters reportedly entered U.S. airspace and fired shots in the vicinity of U.S. Border Patrol personnel.
The CBP records include a description of the record (memo, email, etc.) author, recipients, date of record, etc. The document title notes:
The information obtained by Judicial Watch revealing that “GOM officers … stated that the incident had been reported to their main office in Mexico City” directly conflicts with the initial response from the Mexican government. According to the New York Daily News:
Tomás Zerón, the director of the Mexican attorney general’s office investigative office, said that Mexican military and federal police who were conducting an operation on a ranch in Altar, Sonora, were shot at by criminals. Mexican authorities never fired any weapons and in fact never crossed into the U.S. side of the border, he said.
Going back a decade, Judicial Watch has forced both the Bush and Obama administrations to release documents detailing intentional border incursions by Mexican military and other government personnel.
I think most people have forgotton.
So how many of you have actually been to Mexico, or have met any
Mexican Federal police?
Read the article and you see no ICE people were injured and they landed and spoke with the ICE people on the ground! [border patrol]
When I was on the King ranch hunting several years ago I met some ICE guys and we went had had lunch in Mexico and sat with 2 Federal Police [Mexican]
They were on the same team so to speak !
Do not judge by the inflammatory Rhetoric you read at times.
Our border Patrol has been known to cross into Mexico too.
Well, what can you expect when our Dictator is giving free passes into the U. S. without the authority to do so. Why shouldn't the Mexican government feel they can also encroach and trespass on out territory?
Time to go to war with Mexico. Past time actually. They have invaded this country pretty thourghly now.