Suspected Cartel Gunmen Seen Illegally Crossing Into US

Via @BillMelugin_ on Twitter
August 8, 2023

Suspected cartel members with weapons and body armor were caught on camera this weekend crossing the southern border into the United States.

Border Patrol agents responded when the three men, seen carrying rifles, were spotted by cameras Saturday in Fronton, Texas, but law enforcement did not find them when they arrived in the area, Fox News reported.

The armed men were spotted at a portion of the border that sees frequent drug smuggling activity, according to the outlet. Five suspected cartel members were arrested there in June after crossing the border. The men were also carrying weapons and armor.

The news comes as the Biden administration pulls troops from the southern border.

An anonymous Defense Department official told the Associated Press last week that the Pentagon will pull 1,100 troops from the border by August 8. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin first sent the troops in May for a 90-day stint amid the migrant surges surrounding the expiration of Title 42, the pandemic-era rule that allowed officials to turn migrants away. Austin has authorized 400 troops to stay at the border through August 31.

The White House is also ignoring its own limits on asylum-seekers and allowing more migrants to enter the country, which comes amid a surge in border crossings, the Texas Tribune reported: