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Federal property stolen from UPS truck in Mexico

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

The Department of Homeland Security is the center of a theft investigation.

FOX 26 News has confirmed thieves stole TSA property from a UPS truck in Mexico.

"If you have equipment by the U.S. government which is used for specific type of activities whether its war or security confidential or not, that type of activity is not meant to be out to the general public."

Don Clark is the former head of the FBI office in Houston. Without knowing exactly what was taken he says it means nothing if the belongings are in the "wrong hands."

"It's like a military uniform they are used for specific reasons and if we have everybody walking around with that then we're pretty much putting in ourselves in a position where a lot of people could be harmed" or damage could be done to our society he says. According to federal agents a UPS truck traveling in the country of Mexico was robbed of all it cargo that included some of TSA's items.

In a statement they confirmed "The items are not TSA credentials that would allow access to any area secured of an airport. The integrity of our security at all airports remains intact."

Agents wouldn't list their stolen property but we do know they order accessories and apparel from a company called VF Imagewear. According to their website they're a popular powerhouse with factories all over the world including Mexico. Given the drug war and violence over there Clark says it adds even more of an urgency to find their belongings but first they'll have to start by working with Mexican officials.

"Having said that until you get to that point a lot of damage can be done so the main thing is to try to secure this before it gets across the line," said Clark.

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