Mexico agrees to release Border Patrol agent allegedly caught with ammo in Juarez

Mexico

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Mexican authorities have released a Border Patrol agent who drove into Mexico with ammunition, a loaded magazine and a bullet-proof vest in his vehicle.

The unidentified agent was stopped at the base of the Lerdo International Bridge, commonly known as the Stanton Street Bridge, across the border from Downtown El Paso.

Members of Mexico’s national guard detained the agent on July 27 and seized 30 cartridges of ammunition as well as a Border Patrol-issued bullet-proof vest and the agent’s Hyundai Veloster, according to a Chihuahua state news release.

An army official announced that after talks between authorities from both countries, the agent was released without criminal charges on Aug. 5.

“We’re not sure why he came here or what he wanted to do here,” Gen. Miguel Angel Hernandez Martinez, commander of the 5th Military Zone, said during a news conference.

Visit the BorderReport.com homepage for the latest exclusive stories and breaking news about issues along the United States-Mexico border.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

California Correspondent Latest Stories

More Salvador Rivera

El Paso Correspondent Latest Stories

More Julian Resendiz

South Texas Correspondent Latest Stories

More Sandra Sanchez

Border Report Correspondents' Stories

Latest Stories

Washington D.C.

More Washington D.C.
borderlogo

About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.