These are described as black powder and shrapnel. So pretty low tech, but a rapid escalation to the border war. These can range from pipe bombs to explosives that have the ability to go through heavy military armor, to also disperse lethal gas locally. The fact there are 10 individual packages means there's a bomb maker just on the other side of the border. Mexican's are not known for bomb making. The Irish taught the radical Islamists how to make bombs in the 1980's. And the middle east has been the hotbed for IED technology, with IRAN leading the pack. The Jihadists' are not well known for taking buildings down as of now, but they haven't had to. Their expertise is in taking out military vehicles and people.
In addition, 1 person with an AK, magazine(s), ammo and a pistol was found on the US side, along with 11 other armed individuals.
10 IEDs found at US-Mexico border in cartel gunfight
CBP is warning its agents to 'exercise extreme caution' after the Mexican military seized 10 IEDs at the border
A federal law-enforcement source shared with FOX Business Network an internal officer safety alert dated December 13th that warns CBP agents to be vigilant after the Mexican military seized 10 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the border.
The IEDs were found by Mexican authorities after Tucson border patrol observed gunshots at the U.S.-Mexico border and a Tucson supervisory border patrol agent arrested an armed person on the U.S. side who had a loaded AK-47 rifle, two loaded AK magazines, loose rounds and a handgun.
CBP is warning its agents to "exercise extreme caution and should report any possible armed subjects approaching the border with possible explosive devices," according to the memo.
A source tells FOX Business this cartel gun fight erupted over a gap in the border fence at the ranch that is typically used to smuggle drugs through. Now it’s a magnet for the cartel for human smuggling — and the gangs were fighting for control.
CBP's warning comes as Republicans are pushing for increased border safety measures to be included in President Biden’s $106 billion aid package for Israel and Ukraine.