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, June 17, 2008

Tractor-Trailer Containing Marijuana Seized at Arizona Checkpoint

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tucson, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, aided by a Border Patrol K-9, seized a tractor-trailer and arrested a suspected drug smuggler at a Sonoita, Ariz. checkpoint.

A 46-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen from El Salvador approached the inspection area today of an Arizona checkpoint in a 1995 Freightliner XL tractor pulling a trailer. While in the inspection area, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the possibility of humans or other contraband hidden within the trailer. The tractor and trailer were referred to the secondary inspection area for further investigation.

While inspecting the contents of the trailer, Border Patrol agents discovered several bundles of marijuana covered in laundry soap and concealed among cardboard bails. The bundles weighed approximately 1,780 pounds with an estimated value of $712,000.

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