According to new reports, a group of men believed to be linked to Islamic terror organization ISIS were allegedly apprehended by Nicaraguan authorities as they attempted to make their way to the US-Mexico border.
The four-man team were believed to have hoped to gain entrance to the United States via the porous southern border, and prompted a high alert from neighboring Mexico.
With the crisis at the southern border continuing to grow, officials continue to seek assistance from lawmakers to address the surging numbers of illegal border crossings.
The crisis at the border is one with many facets.
But now, there’s more reason to believe yet another terrifying danger lurks just beyond the shadows of America’s southern border: terrorism.
The porous condition of our border is an invitation to those who wish violence and death on the greatest nation on earth.
A disturbing example is a recent story from Breitbart News’ Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz.
Four men, suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State terror group, were arrested by Nicaraguan authorities after an initial international alert went out from United States law enforcement agencies.
According to Breitbart, the four men were arrested “this week at an irregular crossing point known as Guacimada.”
“During questioning, the men presented migrant travel documents given to them by the Costa Rican government,” Breitbart added.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had previously sent a memorandum asking Mexico for help finding three of the suspects, who were thought to be traveling toward the U.S. border.
Nicaraguan authorities confirmed Wednesday they had actually arrested four suspected terrorists.
At a news conference Tuesday, one day after the memo was first covered by Breitbart, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez confirmed that Mexico was on high alert.
“The three men are identified as Mohamed Ibrahim and Mahmoud Samy Eissa from Egypt, and Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury from Iraq,” Breitbart reported Wednesday.