Military Checkpoint | Checkpoint

Mexico

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Military checkpoint. May or may not look in your camper. Be prepared to stop and maybe answer a few questions: where are you coming from, where are you going, and what is the purpose of your visit.

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Both north & southbound inspections happening at 4:15 pm today. About 5 cars in line ahead of us when we arrived. When there weren’t semi’s to inspect they had vars go to that inspection point which sped up the process a lot. Soldier came into van, looked around for a few minutes, asked where we were going & if we were on vacation, then sent us on our way. Took less than 10 mins from the time we got in line.
Everyone very professional & there’s a sign in English with a number to call if you have complaints.

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Northbound. 1120am. Typical line of questioning and made me roll down (tinted) rear windows. When his weapon carrying TC saw my Army cover on my dash, the tone changed. We talked a little about the military and then he let me go on. Nice young guys.

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"Where did you come from? Where are you going? Vacation?" Had me open the door to my pop up truck camper, he poked his head in, said "bonita" and then "ok, go". Too easy! 👍

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going north. 30 min wait to get through due to a large bus ahead of us. drug dogs checking bus and semi. asked us where we're coming from/going to.

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Going north; "where did you come from" "where are you going" "ok, you can go". no vehicle check. TOO EASY!😊

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on the way back north, where are you going, tourist?, open the truck, please remove your shoes, he dont want, no check, lets go....easy

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They searched my truck. Had my truck bed full. Just enough to take up the bed of my truck but not stacked. One soldier did a fairly thorough (semi quick) search. Another talked to me, saw my Iraq Veteran sticker. The third guy had a rifle and just took my info. Did their job without any kind of unnessesary pressure or stress.

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just passed through this checkpoint with no issues. I was able to practice my Spanish and the guard I spoke to seemed to understand and speak some English. he asked me to lower the window so he could look inside, however he did not search it.

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short waiting time, every car in both directions controlled, open the cabin, short view with a lamp inside, pets? only you two? german? ready to go, nothing else.

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Active in both directions. Searched our vehicle (cab only) pretty thoroughly, 2 of the 4 vehicles they let thru without checking.

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Waited 10 mins, seemed to be searching most vehicles. Asked if we spoke Spanish, we said no. Asked where we were coming from and where we were headed to. Asked if we had drugs or Marijuana. Wanted passenger and side doors open but didn't come in or open drawers/cabinets. Looked at copies of our passports. Overall pretty quick.

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Headed south. Military checkpoint was open. Asked us where we are from and if we’re on vacation. They looked inside some drawers, made sure our oregano was actually oregano and then smiled and sent us on our way. Very nice and friendly.

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Southbound. just waved past my motorcycle. a couple questions to the Canadian plated RV in front of me but no search. they seemed to be more interested in northbound traffic.

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Going northbound, no problems. Handed them copies of passports, asked where we came from and going to them let us go thru.

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Going southbound, they were very thorough with almost everyone, until they came to us. Thought they would make us open our roof nest and check everything but sent us right thru.

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Mostly northbound checks.
When I passed through southbound a soldier came out but was too late to stop us.

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I’ve never even gone through an airport where I was questioned less than this checkpoint.

I pulled up with a smile and “Buenas Tardes!” He excitedly asked if I spoke Spanish in which I said Si. Then sent me on my way. I’m mind blown. I’m a long haired gringo that looks like a stoner living in his car. No questions about where I’ve been, where I’m going, my occupation, my name, nothing. I thought he was joking when he told me to continue. Every car in front of me was forced to get out and open all doors. This country continues to trick my mind.

Happy travels all!

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Super friendly - waved us right through with no inspection (northbound)

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This one took a while. 4 cars ahead of us, each one searched (northbound). Guards were thorough but friendly.

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Was checking a van very thoroughly in front of us. Asked us where we were coming from and where we’re going. Checked our car for a few minutes and let us go.

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Going north - friendly, had a quick look in the camper, that’s it.

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chill people, we had no problem here, just asked where we come from and where we go

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Very cool! We have a Baja Van, dogs included. Asked where we’d been, where we’re going, asked to open back of van. The dogs and I were allowed to stay in the van while they checked the back. Took all of 5 minutes.

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Stopped at the military checkpoint on the way south. Asked where we are from (we have Colorado plates), where we are going, and purpose of travel. They were very friendly and seemed to enjoy chatting with travelers.

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We got checked on the way back from Bahaia de Los Angeles but it was fast.

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regular checkpoint, 5 min inspection in our RV and let us go, nice people.

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We were waived through in our Sprinter Van, no questions asked.

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Asked where we are going but that’s it, very easy and friendly!

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Control militar rutinario. Preguntan de donde vienes, donde vas,... Todo normal, me dejaron pasar sin entrar en la RV.

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Friendly yet formal check today asked for all our passports, drivers name and went through the camper - wanted to see all the RVs paperwork too

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Stopped and the two guards waved us through. No walk through of the RV or asked us any questions - maybe because we have a pup who barked at them? Who knows.

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Pretended we didn't speak Spanish to make it more clear we're just tourists passing through. Really nice group of guys just doing their jobs on a hot day. Asked where to/from/how many dogs/if we're married. Taught us how to say spouse in Spanish (novio/a).

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As said before, a formal stop. We got searched, which was kinda our own fault since we didn't know where we were going and forgot where we stayed the night before haha. Searched the van, kept asking about drugs and seemed to get hung up on the fact we didn't have kids. We just smiled and accommodated, eventually using iOverland to explain our past and future journey. All in all, a mild inconvenience and a lesson learnt about being prepared.

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Very formal Stop. Polite and fast. The guy doing the main inspection had a GoPro on his helmet to film everything happening. Of course everyone can have a different experience. As a Mexican we’ve never had bad experiences at any of the stops in Baja

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wave through no drama, pulled the camper in front of us over for a serch buuuuut looking at him id have done the same lol ;)

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Heading south they Just had us stop, asked where we're going and where we came from and that's it. I asked if they needed our papers they said no, and one guy poked his head in our Skoolie, asked if we had drugs, and looked in our fridge. Super simple no big deal.

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Heading North Bound and they were the nicest guys! Came in and pet our cat asked to walk through and then shook our hands. Asked if we had any limes because they wanted to make ceviche for lunch 😂😂

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Just asked if we spoke Spanish- no. Where we came from and where we are going. That’s it. Short and sweet.

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Asked where we were coming from and where we going. Asked to inspect. Quick walk from front to back. All over in 40 seconds.

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theyre so friendly. only ask where we are from and where are we going to. did not search us maybe because they heard our dogs barking

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Told both of us to get out of our Sprinter van. I stayed in my seat but they said I needed to get out too. My partner speaks decent spanish. Guy walked inside, but we said “Please, no shoes - you’re walking in our house.” Which worked in our favor. He stepped out then asked us to open up the storage under our bed. We asked what they’re out here for - told us he was looking for guns, narcotic traffic, etc. We told them we are peace keepers. They laughed. Meanwhile, the guard outside was making kiss sounds while standing next to me. Otherwise, all good....

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Strictest checkpoint of my Baja trip. Was searched on both southbound and northbound trips. Every other check in Baja was low key joking and friendly these guys were very serious. Looked in back and side door. Had questions about speargun. Overall professional just expect a more rigorous experience.

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Searched our truck and camper. Asked us to get out. Didn’t dig into anything, took 3 minutes total. Asked for our ID and year of our vehicle. Guard spoke English and was friendly.

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Really friendly check point. Asked where we were coming from/going, on vacation, asked if they could inspect our van. We said yes. One guy had a quick look around. Strummed our ukulele haha. Asked if we were married. The other guy with a clipboard asked for ID. We gave photo copies of our passports which they said was fine. He also wrote down our license plate number and car info (year and make). Overall took about 2-3 mins.

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Most thorough search at a check point all the way down and back up Baja. Currently headed north. Searched the 4 cars ahead of us and our car as well. Made us both get out and searched mostly the cab of the truck. Looked in console, under seats, floor mats, in glove box... opened a pouch and inspected our binoculars. For the truck camper, just opened the door and looked around a bit.
Searched for about 5 minutes and then let us go.

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Looked in back of our Skoolie, no big deal took Two minutes. Asked if we were married, asked if we were on vacation. Nice guys doing there job.

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Asked if we were on vacation.
Asked where we were from.
Asked where we were going.
Asked if we had drugs, beer or wine lol

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quick and easy. basic where are you from/ where are you going questions

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Basic questions - where are we coming from and going. No inspection of our vehicle though.

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2 minute check of vehicle, no problems.

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Open up tha back. Nice guys. The standard questions. Where are you coming from where are you going. They all pet our dog though. Gave us some huff about the gas tank though as it is smelly and leaky.

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Typical. Car ahead of a thorough search and they looked in our camper but no big deal.

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Waved through without asking for passports, destination or car being checked.

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Nice guys! As soon as they saw the baby on Board, they waved us through!

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Just like any checkpoint I think it's hit or miss. Our Uninog gets through with no questions as the surfer next to us gets an extensive search. Soldiers here seemed nice.

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Military checkpoint. May or may not look in the back door of your camper.

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