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

Cocaine Valued at $500,000 Seized at California Port of Entry

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Andrade, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry seized approximately half a million dollars in cocaine on Monday and arrested one person in connection with the failed smuggled attempt.

The enforcement action occurred at about 8:45 p.m., when a 19-year-old Mexican male driving a 1999 Toyota Camry was referred to the secondary inspection area for examination by a CBP officer.

While in secondary, a drug sniffing dog alerted officers to the gas tank area of the vehicle. Further inspection of the area revealed a silicone substance and new screws on the sending unit leading to the gas tank. A search of the gas tank resulted in the discovery of 23 packages of cocaine weighing 55.79 pounds and with a street value of approximately $500,000.

The driver, a Bullhead City, Ariz. resident, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and transported to the Imperial County Jail to await arraignment.

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