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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.

Friday, March 14, 2008

$8 million load of marijuana seized in Calexico

March 13, 2008 - 1:16PM

A routine search of a trailer passing through a commercial inspection station this week in Calexico, Calif. uncovered 11,000 pounds of marijuana, California Highway Patrol announced Thursday.

The street value of the drug shipment is estimated at $8 million, according to CHP.

According to CHP, a 2001 Freightliner tractor pulling a 53-foot box trailer attempted to pass through CHP's Calexico Inspection Facility Tuesday afternoon. It had just entered the United States via the east port of entry.

CHP officials said the trailer, owned by Swift Transportation, was supposed to be carrying water heaters. However, during the routine commercial inspection an officer became suspicious that drugs might be concealed at the rear of the trailer.

The Calexico Police Department was called, with their drug-detection canine, which immediately noted the presence of drugs at the rear doors.

When the doors were open numerous large boxes containing multiple packages of marijuana were discovered on top of the water heaters. When the truck was unloaded a total of 100 large cardboard boxes and 600 packages were discovered, totaling 11,000 pounds of marijuana.

"The whole top half of the trailer was filled with boxes of packaged marijuana," Kirchhof said.

That's right! Let's just open our borders wide to let those trustworthy truckers from Mexico in to drive wherever they please! After all, they're just trying to making an honest living transporting drug for the cartels in Mexico! -mm (Read more below!)

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