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, April 17, 2008

Police find 2,874 pounds of pot at I-19 checkpoint


With the help of a drug-sniffing dog, Border Patrol agents found more than 2,800 pounds of marijuana hidden in the back of a semitrailer at the Interstate 19 checkpoint north of Tubac Monday night.

About 9:30 p.m., the dog alerted agents to an odor coming from the back of a semitrailer, said Mike Scioli, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. They discovered 125 bundles of marijuana on three pallets, he said.

The 2,874 pounds of marijuana has an estimated value of $1.6 million, according to figures from the National Drug Intelligence Center.

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