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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Border Patrol Agents in Texas Seize Half Ton of Marijuana During Past Week

Friday, May 16, 2008

Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector seized nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana, in five separate incidents, over the past week.

On May 9th during a routine immigration inspection at a highway checkpoint, Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Border Patrol station discovered 88 pounds of marijuana hidden in the back of a station wagon. The marijuana had an estimated street value of $70,592.

On May 12th Eagle Pass South Border Patrol agents apprehended two men, who were found to be in the country illegally. While searching the area a service K-9 discovered two tires. Border Patrol agents removed nearly 153 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $122,304 from the tires.

A trail of footprints led Border Patrol agents to a group of men carrying duffle bags near Eagle Pass, on the evening of May 14. The bags contained nearly 224 pounds of marijuana, valued at approximately $179,040. On the same day while following tracks on a ranch near Carrizo Springs, Border Patrol agents encountered four men from Central America who had entered the country illegally by crossing the Rio Grande River. A search of the surrounding area turned up several bundles of marijuana, weighing nearly 154 pounds with an estimated street value of $122,800.

On May 15th Del Rio station Border Patrol agents encountered footprints leading away from the Rio Grande. The Border Patrol agents, assisted by a service K-9, followed the trail and discovered five large sacks hidden in the brush. The sacks contained nearly 375 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $299,520.

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