Port of Entry Officials on High Alert from Bomb Threats

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 8:54am

U.S. Customs and county officials are on high alert after two bomb threats were called in to the Los Indios and Veterans International port of entries.

Both ports have received bomb threats in less than a week with the most recent occurrence on Monday morning. The calls caused the port officials to close down the port or entry's for 30 minutes as authorities searched the bridges. County Administrator Pete Sepulveda says the frequency of the threats is unusual.

"It's not normal, normally we get bomb threats it is like once a month, but two in a three day period is a lot. We had to shut down both bridges for about 30 minutes so that is traffic is being jammed and not being able to get across. Once we receive a call about a bomb threat we take it seriously no matter what time of the day or night it is."

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are working with the Cameron county Sheriff's Department to figure out who is responsible.

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