Texas Border Patrol Agents Engage In Gunfire With Suspected Smugglers

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On Wednesday night, Texas Border Patrol agents were fired upon by two unknown individuals who are thought to have been smugglers. The exchange took place in Weslaco while the agents were patrolling on ATVs.

The agents returned fire, but it is not clear if the suspects were injured. The suspects then fled the scene and have not yet been apprehended.

You can read the full article from Fox News here.

The dangers that are facing our Border Patrol agents right now are being ignored by our Vice President, who is supposed to be at the helm of this quickly sinking ship.

Our Border Patrol agents have one of the most important jobs in our country. They guard the door, keeping us safe from criminals and smugglers who transport hard drugs that kill American citizens. They also, in my opinion, are one of the most undervalued members of our nation’s law enforcement community.

They see things every day that no one should have to see, yet they keep coming to work. They believe that we have something worth protecting.

Two Border Patrol agents engaged in a shootout with suspected smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico border this week in an incident that has left one of them shaken up, sources told Fox News on Friday.

A Border Patrol incident report obtained by Fox News says the two agents on ATVs were patrolling a cornfield in Weslaco around 9 p.m. Wednesday when “upon [an] encounter of at least two subjects, they observed one subject with a firearm and saw the flash of the fired shot.”

“Agents returned fire and pursued subjects south toward the Rio Grande River,” the report continued. “Agents and unknown subjects exchanged fire at least once more near the river road.”

The sources said its likely the smugglers were trying to traffic an important individual or high-value narcotics.