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DHS FY2007 Mexican Incursion Report

DHS FY2007 Mexican Incursion Report

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Department Homeland Security 
Customs and Border Protection 
Office Border Patrol 

2007 
FISCAL YEAR REPORT 

Purpose: The purpose this document provide intelligence overview concerning Mexican Government incursions, encounters and sightings the U.S. and Mexico borders. 
Sources Used: Information contained this report derived from 
Border Patrol reports Mexican Military and Police activity the 
US/Mexico border. 
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Time Period: This document provides the most recent, corrected and 
amended information/intelligence available. 

NOTE: classified information was used the preparation this report. 

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MEXICAN GOVERNMENT INCIDENTS, for 2007: Mexican Government Incursions, Encounters and Sightings the Southwestern Border. 
TABLE CONTENTS 
Executive Summary 
Methodology 
Section One -INCURSIONS 
Section Two -ENCOUNTERS 
Section Three -SIGHTINGS 
ATTACHMENTS 
"A" -Map Incursions Year and Sector 1995-Present 

Department Homeland Security 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
Office Border Patrol 

Border Patrol Field Intelligence Center 
P.O. Box 6057 Paso, Texas 79906 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF: September 30, 2007 
From 1996 present, the Office Border Patrol Field Intelligence Center (BORFIC) has confirmed two hundred and seventy eight incursions into the United States Mexican government personnel. 
INCURSIONS 
);.-As September 30, 2007, the Office Border Patrol Field Intelligence Center (BORFIC) has confirmed incursions, during 2007. 
 Mexican Military personnel. 

 Mexican Police Officials. 

Locations: 
San Diego Sector: Centro Sector: 
Yuma Sector: 
Tucson Sector: Paso Sector: 
Marfa Sector: 
Del Rio: 
Laredo Sector: 
Rio Grande Valley Sector: 

ENCOUNTERS September 30, 2007 the Office Border Patrol Field Intelligence Center (BORFIC) has confirmed encounters during 2007. Location: Marfa: One Tucson: One 
SIGHTINGS 
;;... September 30, 2007, the Office Border Patrol Field Intelligence Center (BORFIC) has confirmed sightings during 2007. Locations: San Diego: One Paso: Three Laredo: Two Rio Grande Valley: Fifteen 

are carrying weapons. 
ENCOUNTER their respective sides the Border. 

SIGHTING 

SIGHTINGS Sighting the discovery significant Mexican Government activity the Mexican side the U.S.-Mexico border, which not encounter and may LEA interest. 

Department Homeland Security 
Customs and Border Protection Office Border Patrol 

Border Patrol Field Intelligence Center 
P.O. Box 6057 Paso, Texas 79906 

SUBJECT: The following listing Mexican Government Incidents reported through FY2007: 
SECTION ONE -INCURSIONS Incursion defined the unauthorized crossing the U.S. -Mexico Border Mexican government personnel. may either intentional unintentional. 	MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (INTENTIONAL) SAN DIEGO SECTOREL CAJON STATION -On November 2006, Border Patrol Agent was traveling southbound Bell Valley area Campo, California. was approximately mile north the International Border, observed helicopter flying around the immediate border. The helicopter had its spotlight and was lighting the bridge area the west side Bell Valley. The Agent asked dispatch our helicopter was the area and needed assistance. The Agent was advised dispatch that there was Service aircraft any other aircraft known them flying this time. the Agent continued towards the helicopter and came within mile east the helicopter, the helicopter immediately turned off its spotlight and all aircraft lights and flew south from the International Border. 	MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED UNINTENTIONAL) YUMA SECTOR-YUMA STATION November 18, 2006, Border Patrol
Agents assigned the Yuma, Arizona Station observed white pickup truck with markings Los Algodones, Baja California police driving towards them from the direction the Andrade, California POE. The truck 

reached their position and the two occupants, both wearing police 
uniforms, exited the vehicle. When the Agent explained them that they 
were the US, the Officers, surprised this information, quickly got into 

their vehicle and crossed back into Mexico. The Agent reported the 
duration the incursion was approximately two minutes. The area 
marked one-foot tall widely spaced concrete pylons that are not highly 
visible. places, these pylons have been overgrown vegetation. There 
are numerous roads that parallel and weave across the border repeatedly 
due the high amount vehicle traffic along this area. very possible 
that the Mexican Police unit was unaware that they had fact crossed the 
border. The Mexican Liaison Unit was contacted and will advise their 
Mexican counterparts the incident. 

The Mexican Consulate was notified. MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED INTENTIONAL) YUMA SECTOR-YUMA STATION November 23, 2006, Border Patrol-Agents assigned the Yuma, Arizona Sector SRT conducting operations near the Imperial Sand Dunes witnessed marked Los Algodones, Baja 
California, Mexico Police Department (LAPD) pickup truck 
tlead caravan vehicles the US/Mexico border. After brief 
meeting, all the vehicles drove north across the border, with the 
exception black Jeep Cherokee, which contained large number 
people. The Duty Supervisor the Yuma Station was notified the 
incident, and contacted Mexican authorities and the LAPD. LAPD 
Officer confirmed the marked unit does belong his agency. short time 
later, agents observed the same black Jeep Cherokee drive north across 
the border into the and escort the entire caravan back Mexico after National Guard helicopter flew over the area. Agents could not 
determine whether people contraband had been off-loaded during the 
incursion. 	
MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED INTENTIONAL) SAN DIEGO SECTOR-IMPERIAL BEACH STATION -On November 28, 2006, Border Patrol Agent assigned the Imperial Beach, California Station observed Mexican Police incursion involving seven Tijuana Municipal Police Department JPD) officers who entered the illegally pursuit three individuals near the South Levee Imperial Beach, CA. The agent initially observed one individual illegally enter the from Mexico climbing over the International Border fence with four JPD officers pursuit. The agent then observed two additional individuals illegally enter the the same general area with three JPD officers pursuit. The agent confronted the first four JPD officers and advised that they had authority pursue subjects into US. The JPD officers stated they were pursuing individual who had just shot one their officers Mexico, and they refused disengage from the pursuit. The JPD officers apprehended the three individuals and returned Mexico with them their custody. The agent observed Mexican media the south side the border fence who appeared filming the entire incident. 	
MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED INTENTIONAL) YUMA SECTOR-YUMA STATION -On December 2006, Border Patrol Agent assigned the Yuma, Arizona Station observed two Grupo Beta officials enter the United States east the Andrade, POE and recover raft that was floating near the bank the "Alamo Pond". The raft had been used group aliens who illegally entered the US. The Grupo Beta officials walked approximately yards into the US. Agents were able identify the Grupo Beta officials their clothing and the markings their vehicle. The Mexican Liaison Unit was notified the incursion. contact with Grupo Beta officials was made. 	MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED INTENTIONAL) CENTRO SECTOR-CALEXICO STATION January 2007, Border Patrol

Agent assigned the Calexico, California Station observed two armed individuals who appeared Mexican Law Enforcement Officials enter the miles east Calexico, CA. The individuals briefly spoke with two fishermen and then returned Mexico prior agents arriving. The fishermen stated the individuals appeared Mexicali Municipal Police and questioned them who they were and what they were doing. The Centro Sector Mexican Liaison Unit and Mexican authorities were notified the incident. Mexican authorities stated they would dispatch officers corroborate the information. 
The Mexican Consulate was notified. MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (UNINTENTIONAL) LAREDO SECTORLAREDO SOUTH STATION January 20, 2007, Border Patrol Agents -assigned the Laredo South, Texas Station received report low flying aircraft that had crossed into Airspace near Laredo, TX. Agents spotted blue and white helicopter with AFI marked the body traveling Airspace along the Rio Grande River. one point the aircraft was spotted approximately one mile into the US. The FAA was contacted, and they confirmed the sighting. FAA stated that the aircraft did not receive permission enter Airspace and that they were unable make contact with the aircraft. Sector Air Operations was notified. CBP Air Unit responded and confirmed the sighting, stating the aircraft was back Mexican air space. The Mexican Embassy was advised that this aircraft was aircraft belonging the Mexican PGR with the tail number MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (UNINTENTIONAL) YUMA SECTOR-C YUMA STATION January 24, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned -to the Yuma, Arizona Station reported that they observed three Mexican Police Officers approximately 100 yards north the US/Mexico Border near Andrade, CA. The incursion was inadvertent the result joint MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) CENTRO SECTOR -EL CENTRO STATION -On February 21, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Centro, California Station observed four armed Mexican Police Officers yards north the US/Mexico border. The Police Officers retrieved raft from the south levy the All American Canal and then returned Mexico without further incident. 
The Mexican Consulate was notified. 
10.MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED UNINTENTIONAL) SAN DIEGO SECTOR/ BROWNFIELD STATION April 11, 2007, Border -Patrol Agents assigned the San Diego, California Sector Air Mobile Unit (AMU) reported that unmarked blue UH-1 Huey helicopter entered U.S. airspace from Mexico the Brownfield, Station's area operations. The aircraft circled the agents who were operating the ground. Agents contacted Grupo Beta Mexico, who turn notified the aircraft and instructed leave the area. Grupo Beta stated that the pilot did not know was the United States. The aircraft returned Mexico. The aircraft did not land the United States make any contact with agents the ground. 
The Mexican Consulate was notified. 
11.MEXICAN 	POLICE INCURSION (INTENTIONAL) CENTRO/EL CENTRO -On April 13, 2007, National Guardsman assigned the Calexico, California Station observed two Mexican police officers enter the United States approximately three miles west the Calexico POE. The Mexican officers approached two subjects approximately yards into the United States, handcuffed the two subjects and then escorted them back Mexico. The Centro Sector Mexican Liaison Unit was contacted. 
12.MEXICAN MILITARY INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) TUCSON/TUCSON -On April 23, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Tucson, Arizona Station, reported Mexican Military incursion the Tres Bellotas Ranch near Arivaca, AZ. The Agents were using night vision equipment and observed the soldiers, seven ten Mexican Military personnel Humvees carrying long arms. The agents began slowly back away from the group when another Mexican soldier turned flashlight and began call out the agents saying Mexicanos? Mexicanos? This individual was approximately 150 yards north the US/Mexico International Boundary. The agents continued back away from the subject when they heard the soldier chamber round into his rifle. The agents continued observe the soldiers with night vision and observed that the military personnel had fanned out tactical formation both sides the US/Mexico International Boundary. the time air support and additional units had arrived, all Mexican Military personnel had retuned back Mexico. Additional Agents, the Tucson Sector Special Response Team, and CBP Air Unit responded the area provide 

assistance. When the CBP Air Unit responded the Mexican Military Personnel had moved small camp the south the US/Mexico border. Two Supervisory Border Patrol Agents spoke with the soldiers the border. The Mexican Military personnel stated they were the area patrol for illegal narcotic and alien activity and denied being north the border. The Agents stated there was foot sign from military style boots both sides the border. The Mexican Authorities were notified. 
13.MEXICAN MILITARY INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) CENTRO/CALEXICO May 12, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned -to the Calexico, California Station encountered vehicle tracks entering the United States from Mexico. The agents followed the tracks until they saw Mexican military vehicle the distance, which was approximately quarter mile north the international border. The agents observed eight individuals, two which were carrying what appeared automatic weapons. The agents moved alternate position maintain surveillance the subjects. The agents immediately notified their chain command. The Centro Mexican Liaison Unit notified the Mexican authorities. The suspect vehicle and personnel returned Mexico short time later. 

14.MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (INTENTIONAL) PASO/DEMING -On May 13, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Deming, New Mexico Station reported that marked Mexican Police Bell 206 helicopter J;C/with tail number ...entered airspace from Mexico. The aircraft flew approximately one-quarter mile into the US, near the Port Columbus, NM. March Air Force Base advised Agents that they had b7c detected the incursion, identified the aircraft, and observed that the helicopter remained in. the airspace for approximately four minutes. The Sector Liaison Unit reported the helicopter was searching for group lost Mexican nationals. The aircraft returned Mexico. time did the aircraft land the make contact with ground personnel. 
15. MILITARY INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) TUCSON SECTOR/SONOITA STATION July 2007, Border Patrol Agent -assigned the Sonoita, Arizona Station encountered six subjects dressed tan colored BOU style clothing armed with automatic monument 113 the International Boundary near Patagonia, AZ. One the subjects was observed afoot the side the border. military style Humvee and black Suburban were parked the Mexican side the border near the other five subjects. Two the subjects appeared carrying bundles narcotics their backs. Once the subjects became aware the agent's presence, they returned their vehicles and departed the area. contact was made with the subjects. markings military insignia were observed the vehicles the subjects clothing. The Mexican "Centro Control, Commando, Communication, Comput" (Mexican Emergency Services) were notified the incident. 

16. MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED INTENTIONAL) CENTRO SECTOR/CALEXICO STATION-On July 20, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Calexico, California Station reported that Remote Video Surveillance System operators observed two Mexican Officials walk north into the United States approximately four miles east the Calexico Port Entry. Agent responded the scene and observed two males dressed blue police uniforms with gun belts inspecting abandoned vehicle yards north the border. The Agent made contact with the Officials and informed them they were the US. The two Officials returned Mexico  without incident. 
17.MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED INTENTIONAL) CENTRO SECTOR/CALEXICO STATION-On July 25, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Calexico, California Station reported that Remote Video Surveillance operators observed two uniformed Mexican Police Officers the border near Calexico, Ca. One officer appeared armed with rifle. The armed officer entered approximately yards into the U.S. speak with unidentified man who was bathing the All American Canal. The officer returned Mexico without incident. The Mexican liaison and Mexican authorities were notified. 
18.MEXICAN MILITARY INCURSION (ARMED INTENTIONAL) TUCSON SECTOR/AJO STATION-On July 12, 2007, Border Patrol Agent assigned the Ajo Station encountered five males individuals carrying M16 rifles, wearing desert camouflage fatigues, and military style gear harnesses near the Papago Camp. Three the individuals walked the border fence from the south side, but did not cross. Two the individuals were the north side the fence the border road. the Agent passed their location his vehicle, they asked for water. The Agent declined their request and reported the incident via service radio. The Agent's supervisor requested that the Agent return the camp. The International Liaison Unit was notified the incident. 
19. MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) CENTRO SECTOR/CALEXICO STATION August 26, 2007, Remote Video
Surveillance System (RVSS) operators assigned the Calexico, California Station observed red Ford F-150 south the All American Canal between the United States and Mexico. The F-150 drove eastbound into the brush then disappeared for several minutes. The operators observed three individuals near where they last observed the
150. One the individuals had rifle and another was looking through binoculars. The individuals then walked back into the brush and drove out the brush heading eastbound. Agents responded the area, encountered the vehicle, and performed vehicle stop. the agents approached, the driver stated that was Mexican Federal Agent. They observed semi-automatic AR-15 type rifle the front seat and semiautomatic pistol the waistband the driver. The agents determined that all three individuals were citizens and nationals Mexico illegally The agents found credentials the driver Agent for the Mexican Agencia Federal lnvestigacion. The agents searched the vehicle and discovered several items include: guns, ammunition, narcotics, night vision equipment, cellphones, walkie talkie and ski mask. UPDATE FOLLOW. 
20.MEXICAN POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) CENTRO SECTOR/CALEXICO STATION-On August 26, 2007, Border Patrol Agent assigned the Centro, California Sector Headquarters reported that private security guards with Desert Security Services observed incursion Mexican police approximately miles west Calexico, California. The guards were hired Sundt Construction, Border Patrol contractor, provide physical security while they complete construction Centro Sector's border fence. The guards advised that they saw two armed men motorcycles pass them, traveling eastbound, the south canal bank the All-American Canal. Both motorcycles had "policia" written them and the back both men's shirts had "policia" written them. The guard stated the men never stopped and one made contact with them. The Centro Station and the Centro Sector Mexican Liaison Unit were advised the incident. 
21. MEXICAN 	POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) YUMA SECTOR/YUMA STATION-On September 19, 2007, Border Patrol Agent assigned the Yuma, Arizona Station observed Mexican aircraft fly into airspace the Mexican border. black UH-1 helicopter with visible markings was paralleling the border fence the side for approximately two miles. The helicopter landed field approximately 200 yards south the border. AMOC tracked the helicopter from Puerto Penasco until they lost radar contact when landed. 
22.MEXICAN 	POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) PASO SECTOR/EL PASO STATION-On September 20, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Paso, Texas Station reported that Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Police Officer JPD ille all entered the United States. The officer was ursuing foot near Paso, TX. The JPD Officer, full JPD uniform, pursue pproximately into the before returning back Mexico. apprehended agents and had visible limp. old agents that the JPD officer had hit 
ith rifle the knee. equested medical treatment and was transported Las Palmas Med1ca Center Paso, for evaluation and treatment. UPDATE FOLLOW. 

23. MEXICAN 	POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) TUCSON SECTOR/CASA GRANDE STATION-On September 21, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Casa Grande, Arizona Station reported that black helicopter with Mexican flag the side crossed into airspace near San Miguel, AZ. Agents reported sighting the helicopter several times approximately two miles north the International Boundary. The CBP AM Operations Center (AMOC) was contacted and identified the helicopter PGR (Mexican Federal Police) UH-1 bearing tail   AMOC advised agents that the helicopter had already returned Mexico and was near Sasabe, AZ. There were further sightings 
agents after the helicopter flew south. 
24.MEXICAN 	POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/UNINTENTIONAL) YUMA SECTOR/YUMA STATION-On September 23, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Yuma, Arizona Station reported that UH-1 helicopter belonging the Mexican Federal Investigative Agency (AFI) was observed crossing the international border into the Yuma Sector area operations. 
stolen and driven into Mexico 
The Mexican aircraft was assisting the search for the stolen Border Patrol vehicle. appears that the incursion was inadvertent and due low light conditions. The Air Marine Operations Center (AMOC) Riverside, California confirmed that the aircraft penetrated the border depth about one mile and reported that the aircraft returned Mexican airspace shortly after crossing into the US. 
25.MEXICAN 	POLICE INCURSION (ARMED/INTENTIONAL) YUMA SECTORNUMA STATION-On September 29, 2007, Border Patrol Agents assigned the Yuma, Arizona Station reported incursion into the Mexican law enforcement west the San Luis, POE. Two San Luis Mexican Police Department (SLPD) officers wearing body armor and carrying M-16 rifles were seen agents approximately two hundred yards north the International Border walking south toward Mexico. The SLPD confirmed that two their officers inadvertently entered the while they were chasing suspects. The officers returned Mexico before agents could make contact. The Mexican Liaison Unit was notified. 

Chronological Listing and Map Incursions for 2007 
Total number Mexican Government 
Incursions tor 2007:

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