Mexican troops in three trucks crossed the U.S. border on Thursday in what is a violation of international law.
The incursion, which occurred at International Bridge Two at Laredo, Texas, was reported by KGNS-TV. A photo on the station’s website shows gun-wielding soldiers riding in the back of three military pickups.
“Mexican leaders say the soldiers, who had just been deployed to Neuevo Laredo, didn’t know the area, got lost and then made their way through Bridge Two,” according to the television report.
In a separate story, KGNS-TV reported that several hundred Mexican soldiers and marines were in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in an effort to combat drug cartels and the city is under martial law.
“More troops are expected to move into the city to beef up security, and it’s not just in Nuevo Laredo but the whole state of Tamaulipas,” the television station reported. “Last week demonstrators took to the bridges to protest the military presence. Many claim those holding signs and chanting ‘no more military’ were paid as much as $100 a day by the cartel members to protest at the bridges.
“Drug cartels don’t want that information out; therefore, the Mexican media is not reporting it.”