Texas Couple on Jet Skis Attacked by Mexican Drug Pirates on Border Lake

October 4th, 2010 by Staff

(NewsCore) – A Texas man was shot in the head by armed men while riding a jet ski with his wife in Falcon Lake — a reservoir which borders both the U.S. and Mexico — the San Antonio Express reported Thursday.

The couple had crossed to the Mexican side of the lake, which known to authorities as a favorite location for trafficking drugs across the border, on a sightseeing trip and were on their way back when they were approached by gun-wielding men in two boats.

The 30-year-old man from McAllen, Tex. was shot in the head as the couple sped away, according to regional television station KWTX.

The woman fled the scene on her jet ski, leaving her husband behind as she feared for her own life.

It is unknown if he survived the attack. KWTX reported that Texan authorities contacted the U.S. consulate in Mexico to ask them to look for him.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the lake was notorious for Mexican drug pirates and, in a statement, warned people not to leave the safety of U.S. waters.

“The robbers are believed to be members of a drug trafficking organization or members of an enforcer group linked to a drug trafficking organization who are … using AK-47s or AR-15 rifles to threaten their victims,” the Express reported the statement as saying. “They appear to be using local Mexican fishermen to operate the boats to get close to American fishermen.”

The lake is fed by the Rio Grande and was formed after the construction of a dam in 1953.

One Response

  1. Brian

    I would like to know hoe true this and if it is hoe often it occurs

    thank you

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