Mexican thieves try to steal border fence

I must say, this is pretty ballsy: 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. […] The first two men caught cutting into the fence on Monday. An alleged accomplice was detained Tuesday with 11 pieces ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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EL PASO, TX - JUNE 26: A U.S. Border Patrol agent tries to close a hole that had just been cut in a fence along the US-Mexico border June 26, 2007 in El Paso, Texas. Border Patrol agents caught the man who climbed through the hole only after fast-moving canal water had swept him a quarter of a mile downstream. The Border Patrol is nearly constantly repairing holes cut and torn in the fences separating the U.S. and Mexico. According to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate took a step closer to passing comprehensive immigration legislation today that could possibly grant 12 million people living in the United States "a pathway to legalization." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

I must say, this is pretty ballsy:

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. [...]

I must say, this is pretty ballsy:

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. […]

The first two men caught cutting into the fence on Monday. An alleged accomplice was detained Tuesday with 11 pieces of fencing. The U.S. Border Patrol alerted police to three more suspects.

Police said Wednesday in a statement that the men may face federal charges because the fence area is considered federal property.

There really wasn’t a less guarded fence in all of Tijuana?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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