Posted on July 6, 2005

Men Who Shot Border Patrol Agents Wore Black Military-Style Garb

KVOA (Tucson), July 5

There’s new information about two Border Patrol agents who were wounded in the line of duty last Thursday.

Both officers were shot in the leg and Eyewitness News 4 has learned that the assailants were wearing black military-style uniforms.

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Could those armed men have been members of a team of rogue Mexican commandos called the Zetas?

The Zetas are former members of the Mexican Army. They were trained by the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia to battle against the powerful drug cartels.

Some of those commandos changed sides and are now working with drug smugglers.

Sheriff Estrada says, “It’s a possibility. I’m sure the FBI and other agencies are looking at that because of the way the individuals were dressed. Because of the way they were set up, they were protecting a group of individuals for whatever reasons. They were obviously sending a real strong message.”

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