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Border Patrol conducts military drill at the San Ysidro port of entry

Border Patrol conducts massive military drill as part of continuing enforcement efforts at the US-Mexico border

  • The US Customs and Border Protection carried out a massive military drill 
  • The drill was conducted at the San Ysidro Port of Entry with Mexico on Thursday
  • The agency warned drivers traveling through the port entry to ‘be aware of high visibility operations’
  • The San Ysidro port of entry is the busiest checkpoint on the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Also Thursday, Trump traveled to the southern border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7billion wall

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection carried out a massive military drill at the San Ysidro Port of Entry with Mexico on Thursday.

The brief, 10-minute ‘large-scale operational readiness exercise’ was conducted as part of the federal agency’s continuing enforcement efforts at the border.

The agency warned drivers traveling through the port entry to ‘be aware of high visibility operations,’ according to a statement seen on 10 News. 

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stand guard on the US side of the U.S.-Mexico border during a ‘large-scale operational readiness exercise’ on January 10, 2019

A United States Customs and Border Protection agent participates in a drill to practice closing the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, California on Thursday

A United States Customs and Border Protection agent participates in a drill to practice closing the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, California on Thursday

US Customs and Border Protection agents carry out an 'operational readiness exercises' at the San Ysidro port of entry on Tuesday

US Customs and Border Protection agents carry out an ‘operational readiness exercises’ at the San Ysidro port of entry on Tuesday

Officials are pictured marching in military gear as smoke grenades detonated and traffic was halted temporarily

Officials are pictured marching in military gear as smoke grenades detonated and traffic was halted temporarily

The brief, 10-minute 'large-scale operational readiness exercise' was conducted as part of the federal agency's continuing enforcement efforts at the border

The brief, 10-minute ‘large-scale operational readiness exercise’ was conducted as part of the federal agency’s continuing enforcement efforts at the border

Officials are pictured marching in military gear as smoke grenades detonated and traffic was halted temporarily. 

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest checkpoint on the US-Mexico border.

Also on Thursday, President Trump traveled to the southern border in Texas to make the case for his $5.7billion wall. 

US Military troops return from a test deployment with US Customs and Border Protection agents after the exercise

US Military troops return from a test deployment with US Customs and Border Protection agents after the exercise

US Military troops prepare for deployment with US Customs and Border Protection agents during a large-scale operational readiness exercise

US Military troops prepare for deployment with US Customs and Border Protection agents during a large-scale operational readiness exercise

US Customs and Border Protection agents participate in a test deployment exercise

US Customs and Border Protection agents participate in a test deployment exercise

The federal government has started surveying land along the border in Texas and announced plans to start construction next month. 

Trump arrived in McAllen, a city of 143,000 that is on the busiest part of the border for illegal crossings. 

He toured a section of the border and said ‘a lot of the crime in our country is caused by what’s coming through here.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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