BREAKING: US CBP Chopper Down at Texas Border, Fired on from Mexico

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  1. Chee-to

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    **UPDATES** BREAKING: US CBP Chopper Down at Texas Border, Fired on from Mexico
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    Breitbart Texas has learned that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was shot down or forced to initiate an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas due to receiving gunfire from the Mexican side of the border. The helicopter was interdicting a narcotics load and working alongside agents from the U.S. Border Patrol, who operate under the umbrella of the CBP. The helicopter was operating in the Laredo Sector of Texas, immediately across the border from the Los Zetas cartel headquarters of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

    The helicopter was in U.S. airspace and participating in the interdiction of a narcotics load coming from Mexico into the United States.

    A federal agent who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity said, “U.S. Border Patrol agents were attempting to intercept a drug load. A law enforcement chopper was assisting Border Patrol agents. The chopper received gunfire from the Mexican side of the border. The chopper had to do an emergency landing due to the gunfire.”

    Border Patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 President Hector Garza confirmed that he received unofficial reports on this matter that indicate the information provided to Breitbart Texas by the unnamed federal agent is accurate.

    UPDATES:

    The shooting occurred in an area known as La Bota Ranch, a subdivision of Laredo, Texas. A source who operates under the umbrella of the CBP told Breitbart Texas that the narcotics trafficking event was a well-coordinated operation with individuals participating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The shooting came from the Mexican side and all individuals fled and got away. The individuals on the U.S. side also got away into the state of Texas.

    Another source close to the matter told Breitbart Texas that “at least five shots were fired from Mexico and three hit the CBP chopper. The source claimed that two shots hit the cabin and one hit the engine. Another source close to the matter told Breitbart Texas that two shots hit the engine and one hit the cabin. Both sources cited in this paragraph claimed that an agent in the cabin was not wearing a vest and had it stashed on the floor and that the vest being on the floor ultimately saved the agent’s life. Agents explained that their vests are often placed below them in choppers because any rounds would come from below.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation released this statement to Breitbart Texas:

    On June 5, 2015, at approximately 5:00pm during an operational flight near the Rio Grande River in Laredo, Texas, a US Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) helicopter was struck several times by ground fire. The rounds penetrated and damaged the aircraft, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing. The pilot sustained no injuries and no individuals on the ground were affected. USCBP, FBI, Texas Rangers, Homeland Security Investigations and Laredo Police Department responded to the scene. The FBI has initiated an investigation and will continue processing the crime scene with the Texas Rangers. Since this is an ongoing matter, no further details will be provided at this time.

    A map of the area is below:

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  2. Classic

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    They used "Fast and Furious" guns........................
     
  3. Stomper

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    Sounds like they need to use fully armed and kitted AH-64 Apache attack helos instead.

    30mm chaingun
    Hellfire missiles
    FLIR (I see you little F-ers!)
    Armored chassis and cockpit
    Great loitering time and durable


    Sounds like a no-brainer...
     
  4. MikeE

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    Too bad they didn't fire on 'Breitbart Texas...'
     
  5. Stomper

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    How's that? o_O
     
  6. Sstrand

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    Didn't General Pershing go into Mexico after Pancho Villa??
    Wait A Minute here. . . . I forgot that in those days the U S had leaders who were men of action who very likely had little time for golf!!!!!

    Sheldon
     
  7. Chee-to

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    Ya, and President Foodstamps will probably call and apologize.......................:confused:
     
  8. Caveman Jim

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    And why pray tell, didn't the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents shoot back?o_Oo_O
     
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    Caveman
    Their "rules of engagement" are the same as the military in the Middle East. "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes" has become "Don't shoot, let see the white stripes down our backs."

    Sheldon
     
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    AH, I get it, they must not shoot any future Democrat voters. Got it!!!;)
     
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    I would be coughing blood from LMFAO... but its too sadly true... I need to go lay down for a little while now. :(
     
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    Sorry Brother but I calls em like I see's em...... See ya after your nap.:D
     
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    I'm not napping... I lay on my side when I'm nauseated and need to vomit. ;):D
     
  14. mrblond

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    wtb a spo0oky gunship to patrol the border..
     
  15. waglockfan

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    How in the hell did the perps escape on the US side? No overwatch and no chase vehicles present ? Sounds like some amateur Keystone Cop affirmative action BS brass calling all the wrong moves.
     
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    YES! vote Clinton 2016!
     
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  17. waglockfan

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    No
     
  18. U201491

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    ROE just ROE. The Obama whimp rules of engagement.
    You have not seen anything yet. Wait till it really gets hairy in this country. L&L
     
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    MORE OBAMA ROE. They do not want to catch those suppliers. Will just cut into their buddies income.
    Without drugs and crime they, (government)_ have no power over the people to make them vote for more government protection and taxes. Been that way for too long to remember. People are too damned dumb to stop it.
     
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  20. waglockfan

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    Let me guess, this is no longer in the news "cause its waycist" to be talking about all the people who want to come here to do the jobs American people don't want to do.
     
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