Border Patrol Buys Body Armor Capable of Stopping AK-47 Rounds Amid ISIS Threat

In seeming preparation for Islamic militants who are reportedly operating near the U.S. border in Juarez, Mexico, the Border Patrol announced it is buying body armor capable of stopping AK-47 rounds commonly used by terrorists.

The notice posted today by Customs and Border Protection states the agency is seeking a contractor who can provide 280 sets of Level III ballistic plates, which can stop 7.62x39mm rounds from AK-47s and various other rifle rounds.

These plates aren’t cheap and the timing of this large purchase comes right after a bulletin was released to federal law enforcement warning of an “imminent terrorist attack” on the wide-open U.S. border.

“Specifically, the government sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas,” wrote Judicial Watch. “Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there.”

Intelligence officials also told Judicial Watch they had “picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to carry out an attack on the border.”

Unfortunately, ISIS would have absolutely no problem crossing the border into America after the Obama administration allowed thousands of illegal aliens to enter the U.S. this year alone, overwhelming Border Patrol agents who were already restrained in their duties after the White House ordered them to stand down back in October.