Armed Mexican officers cross US border despite marine being stuck in a Mexican jail
There's a big question of double standard in the air right now. FOX News reports that there have been more than 500 armed Mexican military and law enforcement personnel have crossed the U.S. border without permission over the past decade, and this raises questions over why a U.S. Marine remains in jail in Mexico for a similar offense.
The startling figures were provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in a letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske reported that roughly 525 armed Mexican soldiers and police jumped the border since 2004, in 152 separate incidents.
FOX reports that Hunter, used the stats to underscore his concerns about Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been behind bars in Mexico for nearly three months after inadvertently crossing into Mexico with firearms in his vehicle.
"In Andrew's case, Mexico has shown its intolerance for the same action that its police and military initiated hundreds of times in the last several years alone," Hunter, who has been petitioning for Tahmooressi's release, said in a statement.
"It's time for the U.S. to reconsider its treatment of the incidents and send a direct message to Mexico that incursions won't be tolerated along the international border," he continued. For more on this story Click Here.