A red alert was issued at the Mexican border town of Mexicali after the police chief received information that Iranian nationals armed with explosives may try to cross the border into the U.S.
The alert, issued by Customs and Border Protection in Arizona on January 10, was confirmed by Mexicali Police Chief Maria Elena Andrade.
“We received reports that four nationals of Iran possibly carrying explosives were going to attempt to cross the border in the area of San Luis to Mexicali. We were told it was three men and a woman to be on the lookout for,” Andrade said.
“We have no incident that has happened as of now, we are responding accordingly and we will not underestimate these threats,” Andrade added. “Operation Shield” was activated in Mexicali to counter the threat from the Iranian nationals, however details of the operation were not disclosed.