Assault against border patrol agents are on the rise with a 179% increase since October.
“The last couple of weeks we’ve had incidents of rock throwing and of course we’ve had agents with been fired upon from the Mexican side.” – Marlen Castro
Those most likely to be targeted are usually agents is stationed near the Rio Grande.
“We do assign more agents to the area and we have them paired up so we can help each other out.” – Marlen Castro
The relationship with Mexican authorities is important to maintain security for Citizens and officials on both sides of the Border.
“You have smugglers, human and narcotic, that get a little desperate. They want to do what they can to secure their financial gain.” – Marlen Castro
In the past two weeks border patrol agents have been attacked from the Mexican side of the border at least six different times.
The agency asked that anyone who witnesses suspicious activity report it at +1-800-863-9382.