Joe Biden’s border crisis has been headline news for years now. But what they just found is shockingly different.
Because Border Patrol just uncovered a terrifying plot that is making Americans sick.
Police with the United States Border Patrol uncovered ammunition-filled backpacks and a homemade explosive along the Rio Grande Valley sector on Wednesday, where police have previously admitted Mexican gangs maintain control of the region.
“An example of the tactics & weapons that criminals employ against our Agents,” Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez said in an X post.
Chavez, who oversees all border enforcement operations between West Texas and southern New Mexico, said officials averted the “dangerous situation” and supplied photographs and video of the munitions and explosive device.
The McAllen Police Department, according to Chavez, assisted in the detonation of the improvised explosive device after border patrol officials patrolling around Fronton, Texas, discovered the bullets and bomb.
Thanks to McAllen PD for assisting in safely detonating this homemade explosive!💚🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/XknOkLiX8m
— Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefRGV) September 6, 2023
Border patrol agents have previously discovered or intercepted explosive devices.
According to NewsNation, on May 6, authorities in Arizona confiscated an Improvised Explosive Device from a car at a Douglas port of entry.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, such explosives can take many different forms, “ranging from a small pipe bomb to a sophisticated device capable of causing massive damage and loss of life.”
According to authorities, the gadget was built out of a small M&M container and black electrical tape.
“A complete search of the vehicle was conducted after the (Arizona Department of Public Safety) had removed the destructive device with no additional items located,” authorities reportedly said.
Raul Ortiz, the chief of the United States Border Patrol, testified before the House Homeland Security Committee earlier this year, purportedly admitting that Mexican gangs smuggle drugs and people along the Southwest border, indicating that the agency had lost operational control.
“We have had ground-breaking testimony by Chief Ortiz. He said we do not have operational control of the Southwest border,” U.S. Rep. August Pfluger, a Republican from San Angelo, Texas, said, according to Border Report.
“And how sad it is our colleagues from the other side of the aisle are not here in McAllen, in the Rio Grande Valley, to hear this?”
Lawmakers were reportedly told by law officials that another “explosive device” had been discovered near the area.
The committee’s chairwoman, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), questioned Ortiz if he was aware of the gadget purportedly discovered near the Rio Grande Valley border, but the border chief reportedly stated he couldn’t disclose such information openly.
Ortiz stated on social media following the hearing that the “explosive device” failed to pose a threat.
“It was alleged that Agents found an explosive device near the border. During a Jan. briefing, leadership was notified that Agents found a duct-taped ball filled with sand that wasn’t deemed a threat to agents/public,” Ortiz said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Today, I testified before the Committee on Homeland Security & it was alleged that Agents found an explosive device near the border. During a Jan. briefing, leadership was notified that Agents found a duct-taped ball filled with sand that wasn't deemed a threat to agents/public. pic.twitter.com/SXV9qK8uo1
— Chief Jason Owens (@USBPChief) March 15, 2023
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