In addition some 60 extra Fuerza Pública officers were sent to the area.
The border crossing is usually open from 6 a.m. until midnight, but Holy Thursday and Good Friday, the crossing will be closed at 6 p.m., according to the Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública.The added police presence may have caused the detention of a Nicaraguan man who was headed south over an informal route. The Policía de Fronteras said the man attempted to evade the usual border crossing. They said after they detained the man that he was the subject of an alert by the International Police Agency. He was sought for illegal weapons carrying, they said.
To put more teeth into the border patrols, the Unidad Canina was dispatched there, too, said officials.
The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería is an agency in the security ministry.