September 13th, 2010
10:00 PM ET

Shots fired into Mexico by U.S. Border Patrol agents

U.S. Border Patrol agents fired gunshots into Mexico over the weekend after being attacked during a marijuana seizure in Mission, Texas, the agency told CNN on Monday.

The incident between border patrol agents and alleged drug traffickers took place around 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Border Patrol spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey said.

"Our agents were being fired upon and they did respond with fire back into Mexico," she said. "I don't have the number of how many people were involved. But none of our agents were injured."

Agents seized over 1,000 pounds of marijuana during the incident, according to Huey. The incident is under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Mexican government, Huey said.


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  1. Kevin

    Legalize marijuana. Simple as that.

    Plus. I don't know about you guys, but who's buying the dirty Mexican weed anyway?

    I know for a fact all the good high grade weed is either home grown, coming from Cali, or coming from Canada.


    September 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kevin

    Also leaf, you're misinformed. Drugs that you named are NOT legal but decrimnilized in very small amounts. 5 grams of marijuana, 500miligrams of cocaine, 40mg of meth. I don't know if you know but that amount is so small it would last maybe one night for the cocaine and meth. And for the weed maybe 2 days. Or 2 fat blunts when you get home from work.

    Drugs are dangerous but the laws against drugs are more harmful then the drugs themselves. People who are addicted need compassion and information.


    September 14, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Illegal alien

    That is nice. The illegal aliens on this side have a smoke screen. No one will know how much of a financial burden we are to Americans.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dirty hippy

    I can't wait till they legalize drugs so lazy, shiftless hippies like me can continue to not work and waste oxygen for productive Americans. By the way, I have nothing to show for my life accept a bong; a burnt out brain and children who despise me for my selfishness.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
    • TotalIdiotProhibitionist

      I'm against legalizing marijuana because drug addiction is a disease. “A panel of US health experts,” has declared as such, as have many credible-looking websites.

      I live in a city that is at the center of the marijuana trade, yet I’ve never used the disgusting stuff. Diseases posses some inherent form of agency – they can infect our children.

      Classifying hard marijuana addiction as a “disease” does at least acknowledge the horrors that it unleashes on it's users, and on society at large. Unlike less harmful and rightfully legal substances such as alcohol and tobacco, marijuana destroys the lives of most of it's users. It is strange and startling, therefore, that many of those who glibly call for the open sale of marijuana to children also recognize that drug addiction is a “disease.” In fact, like so many of the claims that the druggie campaigners make, this argument is fundamentally hypocritical.

      Why would the government legalize something that is clearly a disease? marijuana addicts need long prison sentences, not easy access to poison! Viewing marijuana prohibition through the lens of a "disease model" shows why the authorities are fighting hard to keep deadly marijuana off the streets. it can be understood as a form of disease control. It is fundamentally illogical to argue that because marijuana causes horrible diseases, that it should be freely available.

      And so "the legalizers" have painted themselves into a tight corner by persisting in spreading the fiction that marijuana is “not as bad” as comparatively innocuous substances like alcohol and tobacco – a dishonest and easily disproven claim. Yet again, the case for legalizing marijuana goes up in smoke.

      September 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Drug Pusher

    When did the USA become such a drug pusher to its people?
    Americans destroying fellow Americans with illegal drugs. This will be an interesting saga for the years to come.
    Hey world, here comes the American Pot Babies that will rule the USA in the future!

    September 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • malcolm kyle

      Pragmatic libertarians (minimal-statists) and "true" Conservatives agree that many, if not most, of society's problems are caused by government usurping choices that could better be made by individuals and that government is just about the worst way of doing almost anything. Where libertarianism normally parts company with "fake" conservatism is over moral issues. But a true conservative would have no problem with agreeing, that what people do with their own bodies, and especially in the privacy of their own home, should be supremely their business, and that anything else would entail ignoring the basic tenet of limited government.

      Fake-Conservatism on the other hand has much in common with socialism; Both Leftists and Fake-Conservatives appear to harbor the belief that nature does not exist and that any human can be anything he wants to be, or can for the "greater good", be "re-educated" into being. Leftists therefore think little boys can be conditioned into preferring dolls over toy soldiers, and similarly Fake-conservatives believe that adults can be coerced into choosing alcohol over marijuana. A true conservative, just like a pragmatic libertarian, would immediately reject both ideas as nonsense.

      September 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Usborderpatroldotinfoborderpatroldotbiz

    Get informed! Those who wish to distort the truth will tell you lies. Do not trust the general media, as they are suppressing the truth about the border. Those that control want to remain in control and they will whitewash the news to hide the images of the border killings, and make those that voice and show those images and truth of the border killings as kooks and lairs. The illegals are the new vote, they are the new police, they are the new America, they will be the future, if we do not stop them NOW., You and your children will be the slave. You and your children will be the minority. You and your children will be destroyed and buried along with FREEDOM. usborderpatroldotinfo borderpatroldotbiz

    September 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sasha

    Where is the outrage from our government and from the citizens of this country that shots were deliberately fired from Mexico into the US at Border Patrol agents?! These weren't stray bullets from some gun fight in Mexico, these were shots specifically aimed at US law enforcement officers from across the border. Shame on you people who are more concerned with being able to smoke pot freely. And shame on CNN and the AP for making the headline of this story seem as if the Border Patrol agents fired shots into Mexico unprovoked, like they overstepped their boundaries by doing so. As a resident of Texas, I have come to realize that the view of the border situation (the mass amounts of illegal immigrants, the drug smuggling, the violence) is viewed as being exaggerated, blown out of proportion, and "not that bad" by those who do not live in border states and do not have to deal with the concern about these problems on a daily basis. The issue is bigger, more dangerous, and more prevalent than the media, lawmakers, the president, and the ill-informed citizens of this country care understand. You cannot ignore this problem into nonexistence (president, lawmakers, citizens), you cannot spin this problem into a more favorable light towards whatever agenda you might hold (CNN and AP). This is a serious problem and should be addressed as such.

    By the way, this is coming from a Brown person who is also a Democrat, so this is not a rant from some "fear mongering/racist/tea-bagging" whatever. I'm brown, I'm a democrat, and I'm a concerned citizen that is fed up with how this issue is being treated.

    September 20, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. ozbuckley

    incredible story. thanks for the post. legalization is the only way for liberation when it comes to marijuana use. alcohol has caused more damage than marijuana ever will.... in fact, marijuana will only cause about 0.1% of the damage that alcohol has.

    September 21, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |

    Shots fired into mexico by u s border patrol agents.. Awesome 🙂

    April 18, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
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