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, April 18, 2008

Border Patrol Agents in Texas Seize 1,434 Pounds of Marijuana

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Laredo, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville station seized 1,434.8 pounds of marijuana very early today.

Just after midnight, a pickup truck pulling a flatbed trailer drove into the Border Patrol checkpoint located on a Texas highway south of Hebbronville.

As an agent conducted an immigration inspection of the driver, a Border Patrol canine alerted toward equipment on the flatbed trailer, indicating the possible presence of hidden people or narcotics.

Agents searched the equipment and discovered 86 cellophane-wrapped bundles in a compartment located on the bottom of the machinery. The bundles had been covered with a layer of oily mud in an apparent attempt to conceal them.

The bundles contained marijuana with a total weight of 1,434.8 pounds and an estimated street value of $1,147,840.

The driver, the trailer and the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

This seizure was the second significant marijuana smuggling attempt thwarted by Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents within a six-hour period Tuesday night. Earlier in the evening, agents assigned to the Laredo North station seized 1,526.8 pounds of marijuana from a tractor-trailer at the Border Patrol checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo.

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