Reports this week indicate Mexican soldiers detained two American service members this week on U.S. soil. The incident reportedly took place south of an existing border barrier.
The Mexican soldiers said they believed the Americans crossed the border from Texas into their country.
President Donald Trump theorized that there was a more sinister motive behind the encounter.
“Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border,” he tweeted. “Better not happen again!”
Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border. Better not happen again! We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2019
Trump went on to announce increased military presence on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border,” he wrote. “Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!”
The incident at the border this week was soon resolved, according to the U.S. Northern Command.
“After a brief discussion between the soldiers from the two nations, the Mexican military members departed the area,” a spokesperson said. “The U.S. soldiers immediately contacted CBP, who responded quickly. Throughout the incident, the U.S. soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols.”
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