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.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Close to 3 Tons of Marijuana Concealed Within Load of Pineapples in Texas

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Falfurrias, Texas - Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized over four million dollars in marijuana at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The driver was arrested.

The seizure occurred Tuesday, when Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Traffic Checkpoint located on U.S. Highway 281, questioned the driver of a tractor-trailer as to his citizenship. While questioning the driver, a Border Patrol canine performing a free air sniff of the exterior area of the trailer, alerted to the presence of concealed humans or drugs. The driver was directed to the secondary inspection area where a search of the trailer led to the discovery of 132 bundles marijuana hidden within a load of pineapples. The total weight of the marijuana was 5,701 pounds with an estimated value of $4,560,800. The driver, a thirty-three year old U.S. citizen from El Paso, Texas was arrested.

The driver, marijuana, and tractor-trailer were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pending further investigation.

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