Car checks at Mexican border cause traffic delays
— reported by KTRK ABC Channel 13
Mexican soldiers have started searching vehicles crossing the border into Texas as part of a program to stop drugs and weapons trafficking, officials said.
Some motorists said they were delayed up to an hour Tuesday as soldiers posted at 11 bridges between Brownsville and Laredo searched each car.
Car checks will affect motorists attempting to leave Mexico across the bridges from Reynosa into Pharr and Hidalgo, as well as the three bridges to Brownsville and each bridge to Progreso, Rio Grande City and Roma. They will also affect both of Laredo’s international crossings.