Longer than usual wait times were reported Friday in the commercial East Port of Entry that were apparently caused by the intromission of immigrants, the Mexicali Industry Chamber said.

Chamber President Alberto Sanchez Torres wrote in his Twitter account that the intromission led Customs and Border Protection to close the port temporarily and issued a warning.

According to the chamber president about 130 truck drivers were unable to cross the border, which in exchange caused economic losses.

The chamber, along with the manufacturing association and the Transportation Association contacted the authorities to secure the area.

The business associations now have demanded help from the Mexican National Guard to protect the port.

Sanchez Torres said business associations also seek an emergency protocol that allows authorities to rapidly react to control the area while keeping trucks cross the border. Over the weekend Mexicali Police inspected the area and found a stair and a hole in a wall that were apparently used by smugglers.

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