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.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Andrade CBP Officers Intercept Narcotics Worth Nearly $400,000

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Andrade, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade, Calif. port of entry seized nearly $400,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine Tuesday and arrested one person in connection with the failed smuggling attempt.

The incident occurred at about 7 a.m. when a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager was referred to the secondary inspection area for an intensive examination after the primary officer noticed signs of nervousness displayed by the driver.

A human/narcotic detector dog alerted officers to the dashboard of the vehicle where they discovered 15 wrapped packages of cocaine co-mingled with four packages of methamphetamine. The total weight of the seized narcotics was 46 pounds, including about 40 pounds of cocaine worth about $320,000 and almost six pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $61,000.

The male driver, a 40-year old male Sonora resident, was placed under arrest and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for further disposition. The narcotics and vehicle were seized by CBP.

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