News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly a Ton of Drugs in Arizona

Monday, February 25, 2008

Tucson, Ariz. — Border Patrol agents from the Tucson sector seized nearly a ton of marijuana during routine weekend patrols.

On Sunday evening, agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station spotted horse tracks on the Tohono O’odham Reservation near the village of Cowlic. With the assistance of CBP Air assets, agents were able to arrest one rider and seize 22 bundles of marijuana. Two other riders and all six horses were able to avoid capture. The rider caught with the drug load was identified as a 27-year-old Mexican national. While he will be processed for Expedited Removal, the marijuana weighing more than 800 pounds was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Yesterday at approximately 5 p.m., agents assigned to the Ajo Station responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle, south of the village of Gu-Vo on the Tohono O’odham Nation. About an hour later, agents spotted a vehicle matching the earlier description of a grey Chevy Avalanche near the village. They followed a dust cloud for a few moments until they discovered the abandoned truck, with a large number of marijuana bundles in the back. Agents searched for the driver, unsuccessfully, before they moved the truck and the drugs back to the Ajo Border Patrol Station for further processing. A total of 26 bundles weighing more than 1,100 pounds were processed and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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