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.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Smuggler and Seize Marijuana

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yuma, Ariz. – Rapid response and teamwork helped U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Station apprehend one individual and seize two backpacks containing 62 pounds of marijuana.

About 3:30 a.m., agents working near the San Luis, Ariz., area encountered three individuals, two of which were carrying large backpacks, running north from the international boundary fence. As agents responded to the area, the subjects dropped the backpacks and ran south towards the international boundary fence. Several agents responded to the area, and one agent was assaulted with rocks by other individuals perched atop the international fence. The agent was struck once on the shoulder, but was still able to arrest one of the individuals. The other two individuals fled into Mexico, and Mexican authorities were notified.

The arrested subject, who is a citizen of Mexico in possession of a valid Border Crosser Card, and marijuana were turned over to the San Luis Arizona Police department.

Since October 1, 2007 Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents have seized more than 25,000 pounds of marijuana.

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