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.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Marijuana found in 2 couches, dresser

El Paso Times Staff

Article Launched: 02/28/2008 12:00:00 AM MST

Two couches and a dresser stuffed with marijuana were stopped at the border in two incidents Tuesday in El Paso, Customs and Border Protection officials said.

The couches came across the Zaragoza Bridge about 8 p.m. Twelve large bales of marijuana weighing 386 pounds were found. The driver of the truck, Guadalupe Terrazas De Yong, 39, of Juárez, was arrested.

CBP officers also found 71 pounds of marijuana hidden in a dresser at the Bridge of the Americas and arrested a 24-year-old Juárez man.

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