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.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Border Patrol Agents Make Half-ton Marijuana Seizure

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Alamogordo, New Mexico – Border Patrol agents stationed in Alamogordo at a New Mexico highway traffic checkpoint seized more than a half-ton of marijuana Tuesday. The drugs were found in an after-market compartment inside a Ford van.

Agents observed a 1995 Ford Econoline van with two passengers arrive at the checkpoint. The driver of a 44-year old Mexican citizen, began to display unusual behavior. Based on the driver’s behavior, the van was referred to secondary

for further inspection where agents found a wooden compartment built into the floor of the vehicle.

Inside the compartment agents found 25 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 1,066 pounds. The estimated value of the contraband is $853,152.

The driver and his 32-year old passenger from Mexico were placed under arrest and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration in Las Cruces.

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