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 Seize 1,526 Pounds of Marijuana at Laredo Checkpoint

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Laredo, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North station seized a large load of marijuana Tuesday.

Agents working at the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 conducted an immigration inspection of the driver of an 18-wheeler that drove up to the facility. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the trailer, indicating the possible presence of hidden narcotics or people.

Agents inspected the trailer and discovered a false compartment built into the front portion of the trailer. After opening the compartment, 127 cellophane-wrapped bundles were discovered.

The bundles contained marijuana with a total weight of 1,526.8 pounds and an estimated street value of $1,221,400.

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