Agents: Miscommunication at border tunnel could’ve been deadly

Miscommunication at border tunnel could’ve been deadly

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 11.14.20 PM OTAY MESA — Members of the Border Patrol Union are speaking out against Homeland Security over a ‘miscommunication’ they say could’ve ended in a blood bath.

The incident took place at around 9:00PM at the site of 2 underground drug tunnels Homeland Security investigators uncovered days prior in Otay Mesa.

Border Patrol Agents standing guard detected movement inside the tunnel and called for back up.

The agents claim to have seen a group of men armed and dressed in camouflage headed toward them.

“The agents asked if they were with the Mexican military and they did not identify themselves,” said Gabe Pacheco, with the Border Patrol Union.

Pacheco says a standoff ensued and the group eventually retreated without agents ever knowing who they were.

“It could’ve been the cartel,” he added.

Homeland Security officials confirmed the group was in fact with the Mexican Military, conducting its own investigation into the…

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