Thursday, February 25, 2010

Agents arrest 3 in pot, gun, car seizures

Yuma Sun
February 25, 2010
by James Gilbert


Border Patrol agents also detected the illegal entry of a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility vehicle Tuesday evening about 30 miles east of the San Luis, Ariz., port of entry.

When the SUV's occupants realized they had been detected by the Border Patrol and that agents were responding to the entry, the driver drove back toward the border to avoid arrest.

Once back at the border fence, the driver and three passengers abandoned the SUV and fled back into Mexico.

"They basically climbed the fence and returned to Mexico," Kuzia said.

While securing the vehicle agents discovered 107 bundles of marijuana stacked inside. The SUV, which was reported stolen, was turned over to YCSO.

The marijuana, which weighed 1,242 pounds with an estimated street value of $993,600, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).




So to be clear, the border wall did NOT prevent smugglers from bringing an SUV full of drugs into the United States. It DID make it possible for them to escape from the Border Patrol, as they were able to climb it so fast that the agents that were chasing them could not stop them.

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