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.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Border agents find entrant's bones and 2,600 pounds of marijuana


U.S. Border Patrol agents on Thursday discovered the skeletal remains of a suspected illegal immigrant southwest of Three Points and found 2,600 pounds of marijuana in an abandoned pickup on the Tohono O'odham Reservation.

At about 8 p.m. Thursday, agents following footprints came upon an incomplete set of human bones about two miles south of Arizona 86, southwest of Three Points, said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. The bones appeared to have been there for some time, he said.

Officials couldn't determine whether it was a man or woman, and no identification was found near the body. The Pima County Sheriff's Department and the Mexican Consulate were notified, he said.

The drug seizure occurred Thursday morning at about 9:30 in an area north of the village of Pisinimo, about six miles south of Arizona 86, Daniels said.

A National Guard helicopter helped agents on the ground follow vehicle tracks to an abandoned pickup covered in a tarp in thick brush.

They found 115 bundles of marijuana inside that weighed 2,600 pounds, Daniels said.

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