Mexican drug cartel shoots down U.S. Border Patrol chopper; Obama still claims border is ‘secure’

Sunday, August 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Despite assurances to the contrary by the Obama administration, the U.S.-Mexico border remains a battle zone, as the downing of a Border Patrol helicopter last month proves beyond any reasonable doubt.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the incident occurred near Laredo, Texas, and was the work of the Los Zetas drug cartel, Mexico-based drug-and-human traffickers who are becoming increasingly well-armed and dangerous.

U.S. officials familiar with the incident told the news website that the incident occurred June 5, when members of the cartel were crossing back into Mexico from the U.S. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) helicopter that was patrolling along the Rio Grande River near Laredo discovered the smugglers.

As further reported by the WFB:

The traffickers had finished delivering a shipment of drugs and were returning to Mexico when they were spotted by U.S. agents and opened fired with automatic weapons.

The helicopter, part of USCBP’s Office of Air and Marine, was struck by gunfire on its side and on the rotor blade. The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.

The law enforcement officers on the helicopter spotted the traffickers along the river during a routine flight around 5:00 P.M. local time June 5.

Violence along porous border only getting worse

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