Posted on August 27, 2009

Mexican Police Arrest 6 Men for Stealing Pieces of Border Fence

WRSP-TV (Springfield, Illinois), August 27, 2009

Police in the Mexican border city of Tijuana say they have arrested six men for stealing pieces of the U.S. border fence to sell as scrap metal.

Holes in the border fence once were more commonly made by migrant smugglers, but fewer people are trying to cross because of a weak U.S. economy and a crackdown on immigration.

The Tijuana police department says the suspects intended to sell the steel sheeting as scrap.