Published On: Sun, Sep 26th, 2021

CBP Temporarily Detains 14 Mexican Soldiers at El Paso Border Bridge

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A group of 14 Mexican soldiers was reportedly detained early Saturday morning for several hours by border agents after crossing into El Paso, Texas. The incident occurred shortly after midnight Saturday when border agents saw two Mexican military vehicles cross the border line on the middle of an international bridge connecting El Paso and Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement to Reuters. The soldiers said they did not realize they had entered the United States, and border agents secured their weapons and equipment for “safety and processing,” said the CBP, adding that Mexican military leadership was contacted. Photos shared on social media appear to show soldiers handcuffed behind their back standing at the side of the road before they were escorted away by CBP officers for processing. Thirteen of the 14 Mexican soldiers were processed without incident, but one soldier was issued …

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