May 25, 2014 7:51 PM by Michel Marizco
NOGALES, Ariz.- A senior U.S. law-enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity tells the News 4 Tucson Investigators that a threat was made against a Drug Enforcement Administration agent's life in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, late Saturday.
The official reports that the threat has not been vetted but officials are not taking chances.A "no double standard" policy within the State Department requires the department to issue the same warning to U.S. citizens that it gives to its employees, the law enforcement source said.
As a result, the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Sonora, issued a warning for U.S. travelers to Nogales, Mexico on Saturday night and again on Sunday afternoon, via its Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The threat made against the DEA agent remains unclear. But other American agents working within Mexico in previous years were removed from the country as a safety measure after receiving threats on their lives.