Persons knows as “hormiquitas” or “Faruqueros” temporarily blocked one of the official entrances into Mexico this morning. For years these persons have been involved in the informal trade, smuggling merchandise from the Corozal Free Zone and into Mexico. Customs officials from both sides of the border have been collaborating to put a stop to this this illegal practice. While the situation was expected to worsen over the course of the day, it was quelled by Mexican customs officials. Reports suggest that the protestors scattered after they were told that they will face criminal charges.