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, July 30, 2008

Border Patrol Canine Alerts to $5.7 Million Worth of Dope in California

Calexico, Calif. – Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Station recovered several bundles of marijuana from a Budget rental truck parked in a lot near Calexico, Calif., early Saturday morning.

At approximately 2 a.m., Border Patrol agents received information from a concerned citizen that the truck was being used for illegal activity. Agents were granted permission to enter the premises. Shortly thereafter, a canine detection team alerted to a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the back of the vehicle. When agents opened the rear door, a large number of wrapped bundles were discovered in the cargo area which, later tested positive as marijuana.

A total of 309 bundles of marijuana were removed from the truck, totaling 7,160 pounds. The seized narcotics have an estimated value of over $5.7 million. An extensive search of the area was made, but no subjects were located in connection with the marijuana.

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