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.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Border Patrol agents seize 1,000-plus pounds of pot


More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were found in an abandoned truck near Arivaca Thursday morning by Border Patrol agents. And 235 pounds of marijuana were found inside a van at the San Luis Port of Entry Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection.

Border Patrol agents on all-terrain vehicles came upon an abandoned truck about 8:30 a.m. covered in a tarp off Rancho Seco Road about 10 miles northeast of Arivaca, said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. They found more than 1,000 pounds inside, he said.

The truck was reported stolen out of Cochise, Ariz., and turned over to Tucson police.

The incident at the San Luis Port of Entry occurred Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. when an officer noticed an "apprehensive demeanor" and "contradictory answers to routine questions" from the driver of a 1994 Ford Econoline van, a news release from Customs and Border Protection said.

Agents instructed the driver to pull into secondary-inspection area, where they found 183 packages of marijuana within the roof and other areas of the van, the release said. The total weight of the marijuana was 235 pounds.

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