Here's What Border Agents Found in Backpacks While Patrolling in Texas

Border Patrol agents on a patrol along the U.S.-Mexico border near Fronton, Texas, made a stunning discovery when they found backpacks filled with ammunition and a homemade explosive device.

According to Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez on Wednesday, a "dangerous situation was averted" in the Rio Grande Valley when the backpacks were found and seized by border agents. The items, Chavez said, are just one "example of the tactics & weapons that criminals employ against our agents."

After consulting with the police department in McAllen some 80-plus miles south along the border, officers assisted in the detonation of the homemade explosive device to ensure no further danger.

The Mexican-American border by Greg Bulla is licensed under Unsplash
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