Photo: Mexican Military Helicopter Lands in U.S. by Mistake
On the heels of 33 Mexican soldiers and 4 humvees ‘inadvertently’ crossing in the U.S. another ‘invasion’ incident has occurred over the weekend. This time a Mexican military helicopter landed at the Laredo, Texas international airport instead of the Nuevo Laredo, Mexico – a sixteen-mile mistake.
The incident occurred on Saturday with reports coming out about the incursion late Sunday. Upon landing border patrol met with the helicopter occupants and allowed them to return to Mexico.
The Mexican government had just announced that a 20-day operation called “Lince Norte” or Northern Lynx just wrapped up. The operation was conducted along the Texas-Mexico border and targeted the Zetas drug operation. It is not known if either the humvees and helicopter were taking part in the operation when they accidentally crossed in U.S. territory.
Meanwhile, Laredo’s mayor Raul Salinas is assuring residents that Mexican operatives aren’t just trying to push the envelope and see how far they can get across the border. Other residents are calling for a full investigation.