700 Mexican customs agents fired
700 customs inspectors along the Mexican border will soon be looking for new jobs.
The Mexican government has ordered to replace them with 1400 newly hired agents...
All specifically trained to fight drug smuggling.
The government deployed soldiers to airports and border crossings across the country to take back guns that were issued to these inspectors.
Officials say these officers were not fired...
But claim they were not rehired after their contracts expired over the weekend.
The 1400 new agents have undergone extensive background checks to ensure they have no criminal records.