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.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Border Patrol Agents Seize 2,917 Pounds of Marijuana at Texas Checkpoint

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents from the Laredo North station seized 2,917 pounds of marijuana Wednesday night.

On June 25, agents manning the checkpoint located on Interstate 35 north of Laredo conducted an immigration inspection on the driver of a tractor trailer. While being inspected, a service canine alerted agents to the trailer, indicating the presence of people or contraband.

The vehicle was referred for secondary inspection and examined by the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System which uses gamma rays to produce an image similar to an x-ray. The machine detected an anomaly inside the trailer.

Agents searched the trailer and found 25 cellophane wrapped bundles stacked among pallets of ceramic tiles. The bundles were determined to be marijuana with a total weight of 2,917.8 pounds and an estimated street value of $2,334,240.

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