USA shields the border with barbed wire; Tijuanans steal it for their houses

While the United States government seeks to solve the issue of the construction of the border wall, the National Guard placed barbed wire on the border with Mexico, to stop illegal immigrants to cross the border. However, the material is being stolen by Tijuana residents and used for their private homes.

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Tijuana house with new barbed wire (Photo: TMP)

According to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information, the theft of barbed wire placed on the border between San Diego, California, and Tijuana BC has been reported.

Marco Antonio Sotomayor, Secretary of Public Security of Tijuana, has confirmed the information. However, the official reported that, so far, there have been no arrests in relation with these thefts.

“Unfortunately when these incidents occur, it happens very fast, and local authorities have not been able to make any arrests, “said the secretary of Public Security.

According to local media reports, in the last month and a half the number of houses with barbed wire has increased in Tijuana (especially
near the border). And it seems like the barbed wire is quite similar to the one placed by the US government.

Source: The Mazatlan Post

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