The United States Embassy to Mexico said Wednesday that a truck carrying border-crossing cards for temporary travel for Mexican residents to and from the U.S. was hijacked.
— World Sources (@SourcesWorld) June 24, 2015
According to a statement obtained by the The Associated Press, the incident occurred on June 7 somewhere “in northern Mexico”:
The truck was making a trip from the United States to U.S. Consulates in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara.
As U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notes, a Border Crossing Card (BCC) “is acceptable as a stand-alone document (by itself) only for travel from Mexico by land, or by pleasure vessel or ferry. Together with a valid passport, though, it meets the documentary requirements for entry at all land, air, and sea ports of entry (to include travel from Canada).”
An electronic alert was issued so stolen cards cannot be used at the border, and the AP pointed out that cards were re-issued for their targeted holders. They were also advised of the incident in the event of any attempted identity theft.
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