Biden’s open border approach continues to wreak havoc in the U.S. This week, Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector discovered Mexican cartel weapons on the Texas side of the Rio Grande River, marking the second suspected armed cartel incursion in South Texas this month.
Confirming the find, Chief Border Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez stated that lethal weapons from Mexico are discovered daily as they attempt to enter the U.S.
Chavez posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, “Our U.S. Border Patrol Agents confront threats daily as they do their best to secure our border. Agents working jointly with our L.E. partners made a significant discovery of weapons and ammunition hidden by criminal organizations near Fronton, TX.”
Images unveiled of the find depict what seems to be an AR-15-style rifle, multiple rifle magazines, an ammunition carrier and a Kalashnikov-style rifle immersed in the river.
No individuals were apprehended in relation to the seizure of the Mexican cartel weaponry.
On Friday, an armed member of a Mexican cartel was observed crossing the Rio Grande alongside a gathering of undocumented migrants. It is reported that the individual aimed a rifle at the Texas National Guard, who were conducting patrols close to the international railroad bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin verified that the armed undocumented migrant managed to escape before authorities could arrive at the location.
NEW: About an hour ago, @TxDPS reports a gunman armed with a SKS type rifle yelled and pointed the gun at them and the TX National Guard from across the river in Eagle Pass. This video shows the end of the incident. Mexican authorities responded 20 min later, but he got away. pic.twitter.com/MLjJwclJY4
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) August 11, 2023
In June, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol troopers apprehended five individuals believed to be members of a Mexican cartel in the vicinity. During the operation, they confiscated two rifles resembling AR-15-style weapons.
DPS spokesperson Lieutenant Chris Olivarez gave a statement to Breitbart, saying, “One of the men told CID special agents they came under fire from Mexican law enforcement and fled across the Rio Grande.”
Over the past month, the Rio Grande Valley Sector has experienced a surge of illegal migrants, marking a 200% increase. On the weekend of July 8, there were 1,647 encounters with illegal aliens. However, in the previous week, the agency recorded a significant rise to 4,660 migrant encounters.