Stolen border crossing cards recovered in Mexico

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Posted: Jul 03, 2015 4:01 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they've recovered nearly 10,000 stolen border crossing cards meant to permit entry into the U.S. from Mexico.

Tamaulipas state Attorney General Ismael Quintanilla said in an interview with Milenio TV on Friday that most of the stolen visas were recovered a day earlier in the border city of Reynosa. A package of 260 was found in a garbage dump and more than 9,000 others were found in an abandoned truck at a shopping center.

Quintanilla said 12,600 cards were originally stolen.

The U.S. Embassy said last month that the theft occurred on June 7 "in northern Mexico," without specifying where.

The truck was traveling from the United States to U.S. consulates in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara.