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Car carrying four men speeds past Customs entry in Port Angeles. (WA Ferry-again)
Peninsula Daily News ^ | 8-23-07 | Peninsula Daily News

Posted on 08/23/2007 10:26:48 PM PDT by NavyCanDo

PORT ANGELES - A car carrying four men reportedly sped through the U.S. Customs port of entry off the ferry from Victoria on Wednesday night.

The Port Angeles Police Department received a report through the PenCom dispatch center of the car failing to stop for inspection.

The car disembarked off the MV Coho at about 9:20 p.m. after the day's last southbound sailing.

It reportedly raced past the checkpoint so quickly that nobody could determine a license plate number or even the plates' jurisdiction.

The car turned left - or eastbound - onto Railroad Avenue from the port of entry, according to reports.

Police were looking for a four-door gray car or sport utility vehicle with four occupants, possibly Asian, headed east out of Port Angeles, said Sgt. Glen Roggenbuck.

Port Angeles police officers were unable to catch up with the vehicle and alerted the Clallam County Sheriff's Department and State Patrol, Roggenbuck said.

No more information was available Wednesday night. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the scene declined comment.

Customs officers check all vehicles disembarking the Coho in covered lanes between the ferry landing and Railroad Avenue.

Citizenship verification is done by U.S. officials at the Coho's Black Ball Transport terminal in Victoria before passengers and motorists board the 341-foot ferry.

Terrorist captured in 1999 On Dec. 14, 1999, Customs officers uncovered an al-Qaida-trained Algerian national, Ahmed Ressam, at the same Port Angeles port of entry.

A trunkload of bomb-making materials were found inside the rented sedan he was driving.

Ressam fled on foot, but was quickly captured by customs inspectors in downtown Port Angeles.

Ressam was tried in federal court and found guilty of plotting to blow up a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport with the explosives and gear in the car.

(Excerpt) Read more at peninsuladailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Washington; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; customs; ferry; immigrantlist; jihadinamerica; portangeles; suspicious; uscustoms; wod
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God, I hope these were just drug runners or something.

This was the same port of entry of an al-Qaida-trained Algerian national, Ahmed Ressam, in 1999.

A trunkload of bomb-making materials were found inside the rented sedan he was driving.

Ressam fled on foot, but was quickly captured by customs inspectors in downtown Port Angeles.

Ressam was tried in federal court and found guilty of plotting to blow up a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport with the explosives and gear in the car.

1 posted on 08/23/2007 10:26:51 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo
olice were looking for a four-door gray car or sport utility vehicle with four occupants, possibly Asian,

Is that Asian as in Oriental? or Asian as in Pakistani/Indian?

The way that term is used today -- especially in Europe -- makes it a nearly useless description,

2 posted on 08/23/2007 10:32:37 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: NavyCanDo
Here we go again. Not much to go on unless there is surveillance video...
3 posted on 08/23/2007 10:33:09 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: NavyCanDo

It’s NOT a checkpoint if one can blow through and not be stopped, followed and captured or shot for the violation..

There is an increasing probability of another very violent attack by the ROP lunatics with large numbers of casualties — soon!


4 posted on 08/23/2007 10:33:49 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: NavyCanDo

What kind of check point can you run through with impunity?

And why are there no security cameras recording everything that goes through?

There’s something very wrong with this story.


5 posted on 08/23/2007 10:43:52 PM PDT by DB
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To: NavyCanDo

Gosh. Don’t these guys have radios?


6 posted on 08/23/2007 10:45:29 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (States' rights don't trump God-given, unalienable rights...support the Reagan pro-life platform)
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To: NavyCanDo
Something wicked this way comes.
7 posted on 08/23/2007 10:47:11 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: river rat; ElkGroveDan
Yeah, very soon.

How can the ID phraseology be so hard? Asians have flat faces, flat eyes, flat foreheads. To wit:

Mideasterners have deepened eyes, sharp cheekbones and chins, pronounced orbital lobes, hawk noses:


8 posted on 08/23/2007 10:47:59 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: DB

I’ve been on that ferry as a walk-on passenger so I don’t know to what extent the cars and trucks are inspected. I do know each passenger has to go through customs.

http://www.cohoferry.com/


9 posted on 08/23/2007 10:49:40 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: EternalVigilance

Inside job for drugs, perhaps.


10 posted on 08/23/2007 10:51:46 PM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: NavyCanDo

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ON THIS FERRY

1. What identification is necessary when crossing the U.S./Canada border?

Identification is necessary for Customs and Immigrations. Due to heightened security at the border crossing all travelers are encouraged to travel with a passport. If you are a United States or Canadian born citizen a valid driver’s license is sufficient, however we strongly recommend an original birth certificate or certified copy of a birth certificate. Please carry photo identification with you!

2. What identification do children need?

Adults are required to provide identification and proof of citizenship for each child or infant. If only one parents is traveling with the child, they must have written authorization from the other parent or proof of custody along with a telephone number where they can be reached to verify the authorization.

3. What if you are not a United States or Canadian born citizen?

If you are not a United States or Canadian born citizen you’ll be required to have a passport and possibly a visa.

4. What do U.S. Permanent Residents require?

A Permanent Resident or holder of the immigration “green card” needs to present a valid card at the border.


11 posted on 08/23/2007 10:53:53 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.

Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

12 posted on 08/23/2007 11:01:18 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: EternalVigilance

“Gosh. Don’t these guys have radios?”

OR GUNS?


13 posted on 08/23/2007 11:15:33 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: NavyCanDo

I have been on that ferry several times over many years and it usually involved slow moving traffic in several very slow moving lines. This is way out of character for that ferry landing. The terrorists knew ahead of time they could blow through the U.S. Customs checkpoint. I wonder how much explosives they had?


14 posted on 08/23/2007 11:19:11 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NavyCanDo
HMMMM. Two men checking out ferry. A carload racing past the welcome committee, I mean checkpoint. Could be completely innocuous, but if I lived in western Washington state, I'd feel a bit anxious for my community's, my family's, and my own safety right now. (By the way I will be up there soon for several weeks, so I am a little concerned anyway even though I do not live there.)

As mentioned it may be nothing, but the actions of the paper up there with the refusal to print photos and the lack of real barriers and cameras at a "checkpoint" tell me if I am a terrorist where I get a free ride and even a wave, a smile, and a hand.

15 posted on 08/23/2007 11:25:39 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: ElkGroveDan

May I be the first to say:

“Isolated incident, not related to terrorism.”


16 posted on 08/23/2007 11:31:18 PM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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17 posted on 08/23/2007 11:57:42 PM PDT by gubamyster
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18 posted on 08/24/2007 2:35:06 AM PDT by freema
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To: NavyCanDo

Thanks for posting. This is upsetting.


19 posted on 08/24/2007 2:43:39 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: freema

Thank you for the ping freema.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1875105/posts?page=1604#1604


20 posted on 08/24/2007 2:54:27 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: NavyCanDo

>>It reportedly raced past the checkpoint so quickly that nobody could determine a license plate number or even the plates’ jurisdiction.

WTH aren’t there video cameras at the checkpoint, recording all the action? We manage this quite easily at toll plazas.


21 posted on 08/24/2007 2:58:49 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Nachoman
You may say "Isolated incident, not related to terrorism", but I still have my concerns.

Do cars regularly zip past the check point?

Were the cheese blocks with wires coming out of them at several airports isolated incidents?

One never knows how one piece of a puzzle fits in until the puzzle is complete. And in the case of a dirty bomb, etc. , it will be too late.

But I also don't let these incidents control my life, just keep them in the back of my mind. I'll let Homeland Security stay up late at night thinking about them.

[Mr] T

22 posted on 08/24/2007 2:59:24 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: NavyCanDo

Homicide bombers, didn’t have anything on them, so it didn’t matter if they got caught.


23 posted on 08/24/2007 2:59:51 AM PDT by Son House ($$Proud Memeber of Vast Right Wing, Out To Lower Your Tax Rates For More Opportunities.$$)
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To: NavyCanDo
Police were looking for a four-door gray car or sport utility vehicle with four occupants.

Going so fast they can't tell which one?

Damn!

Customs officers check all vehicles disembarking the Coho

Guess this is a lie.

24 posted on 08/24/2007 3:05:42 AM PDT by Eaker (If illegal immigrants were so great for an economy; Mexico would be building a wall to keep them in)
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To: Nachoman
May I be the first to say:

“Isolated incident, not related to terrorism.”

Homeland Security has probably already said that.

25 posted on 08/24/2007 3:29:36 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: gubamyster

Mr. Chertoff, please explain to me how I’m supposed to be safer again... Oh that’s right, now I understand why it’s safer, and faster drive around the west, than to expect positive results from the government. Back to searching grandma’s boys...


26 posted on 08/24/2007 3:52:26 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Duncan Hunter for president!)
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To: NavyCanDo
Have these protectors of our security never checked out a car from Hertz? Those tire spikes should be installed ASAP. The spikes are controlled by the inspecting personnel, when passed, the spikes go down. Before that, the spikes are up. Not too big a challenge, IMHO

No more “running” the gauntlet, like these four bozos did.

Maybe, I have the wrong job. Just think how much money these guys get to make us safe and how they regularly fail to do so.

Shame!

27 posted on 08/24/2007 4:49:23 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: freema

This deserves the big WTF. You know what it takes just to get on an installation with ID!


28 posted on 08/24/2007 6:00:15 AM PDT by lilycicero (PS. The guard shack backup aimed and ready to fire does not wave back.)
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To: Son House
Homicide bombers, didn’t have anything on them, so it didn’t matter if they got caught.

I'd make it my business to see to it that, the next time someone tries something like this, it does matter -- to them.

Specifically, anyone blows through Customs like that again, I'd have a crew waiting a quarter mile up the road with very specific instructions that if a car tries to overrun Customs, they are to turn it into a colander and not stop firing until nothing, absolutely nothing, is moving inside that car.

29 posted on 08/24/2007 6:41:06 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: NavyCanDo

I don’t know how often these ferries come in but you would think after that incident back in 99 that they would have someone standing guard and ready everytime a ferry comes in.
geez


30 posted on 08/24/2007 6:48:33 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Part of the RIGHT-Wing Machine.)
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To: txflake

But, that’s no terrorist. That’s Maggie Chang, if not mistaken?...

(very talented HK actress)


31 posted on 08/24/2007 6:51:59 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Communist China: Walmart's answer to that pesky 13th Amendment.)
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To: FreedomPoster
WTH aren’t there video cameras at the checkpoint, recording all the action? We manage this quite easily at toll plazas.

With toll plazas, government revenue is involved. Somebody might skip out on paying a toll. That's a lot more serious than some terrorist blowing up mere citizens!

32 posted on 08/24/2007 6:57:20 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Judith Anne
Thanks for posting. This is upsetting.

It sure is. Mr. Inspectorette and I have plans to take the M.V. Coho to Victoria and back right after Labor Day. We've never been to Victoria, and everyone has told us it's absolutely beautiful. Now I'm going to be a wreck all the way over and back.

We've often taken the Washington State Ferries to Orcas Island from Anacortes, and it's a fun and overall pleasant experience. Very efficiently run, as well.

I'm going to reassure myself with the hope that security on the Coho will be EXTRA tight!

33 posted on 08/24/2007 7:05:37 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: GOP Poet
The terrorists won’t blow up anything in Seattle or Portland - - they are allies, after all.
34 posted on 08/24/2007 7:09:45 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: sweetiepiezer
“I don’t know how often these ferries come in”

The Coho does 2 to 4 crossings a day depending on the time of year, between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria BC. It is a privately owned vessel, unlike our Washington State Ferrys

Our Washington State Ferrys however have 29 vessels, and around 500 sailings a day. Thats right, 500. Only one of these sails to Canada, the Anacortes to Sidney which makes two runs a day.

35 posted on 08/24/2007 7:10:26 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo
Here's an update from the Peninsula Daily News:

Four who ran Customs checkpoint found in Port Angeles hotel, fined $500

By Randy Trick, Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES - Four people who failed to stop at a Customs checkpoint when disembarking from the MV Coho were found in a Port Angeles hotel after midnight.

The car carrying the four people - who officers declined to identify - got off the ferry from Victoria at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Mike Milne, a spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection, said the group -all American citizens - had been pre-screened by Customs and Border Patrol agents in Victoria before boarding the ferry.

Citizenship verification is done in Victoria.

On the U.S. side, in Port Angeles, Customs officers check all vehicles disembarking the Coho in covered lanes between the ferry landing and Railroad Avenue.

Wrong lane
P The driver of the car, who was from Seattle, either thought he had been cleared in Victoria or mistakenly got in the wrong lane at the checkpoint in Port Angeles and drove through, Milne said.

The vehicle, a 2005 Toyota 4Runner, did not speed through the checkpoint to avoid officers, contrary to initial reports to the Port Angeles Police Department, Milne said.

"The guy came off the ferry after being cleared by pre-clearance officers in Victoria, then apparently, either inadvertently or not, took a lane that was not really an exit lane," Milne said.

"Anecdotally, it doesn't happen very often. 'Rare or seldom' is a better description."

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found the four registered at a Port Angeles hotel.

Shortly after midnight, federal agents contacted the group, interviewed them and determined they were not a terrorist or smuggling threat, Milne said.

Driver fined
But the driver broke a federal law by failing to report his entrance to the United States, Milne said. The Customs agents filled out the paperwork to seize the man's car, then fined him $5,000.

The agents then reduced the fine to $500. The man paid the reduced fine and the agents filled out the paperwork to return his car, Milne said.

But initial reports to and from the PenCom dispatch center did not specify whether the car was considered a threat or not.

The Port Angeles Police Department was alerted shortly after 9:20 p.m. and searched for the car as it headed east away from the ferry terminal.

Officers could not find it and after a short time figured it had left town.

The State Patrol was alerted, but no troopers were in the area, said Lt. Clint Casebolt, spokesman for the agency.

Milne said that after the car exited the checkpoint, the Port Angeles Customs office contacted the Customs Security Center in Blaine, which records the video feeds from the checkpoints, and the prescreening office in Victoria, Milne said.

The border officers in Canada said the driver and passengers were prescreened and did not appear on any criminal or watch lists, Milne said.

Had their names raised any red flags, they either would not have been allowed to board the ferry, or officers on the Port Angeles side would have been waiting, Milne said.

________ Reporter Randy Trick can be reached at 360-417-3537 or at randy.trick@peninsuladailynews.com.

36 posted on 08/24/2007 7:20:18 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

A BIG THANKS for the Update. Glad it turned out to be just some brainless Seattleites.


37 posted on 08/24/2007 7:30:34 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo
This is disturbing:

The good news:

The vehicle was inspected by immigration so the people in the vehicle were logged into the customs Tex system. It will not be hard to figure out who was in the vehicle.

The fact that 4 people were in the vehicle indicates that it was not drugs. Drug runners who “blow” through ports of entry travel alone.

The vast majority of port runners are just stupid people who can’t read and follow the direction of the signage.

The bad news:

Ahmed Ressam was also inspected and admitted by immigration at this same port of entry.

AQ has a history of going back to the same places.

The recent FBI alert involving the ferries (quite usual)

The fact that 4 people were in the vehicle indicates that drugs were not involved.

It does not look like the type of port runner that was just confused.

My intelligence assessment:

I think we better find these people and that vehicle FAST before something bad happens.

38 posted on 08/24/2007 8:36:28 AM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Specifically, anyone blows through Customs like that again, I'd have a crew waiting a quarter mile up the road with very specific instructions that if a car tries to overrun Customs, they are to turn it into a colander and not stop firing until nothing, absolutely nothing, is moving inside that car.

That’s unnecessary.

It is truly astounding that after 9-11, Customs and Border Protection is still trying to develop a strategy to deal with port runners.

Unauthorized vehicles should never have the ability to exit a port area.

Ports of entries are controlled environments, yet we have not taken the most basic steps to ensure that unauthorized vehicles can’t simply drive away. This lack of basic tactical infrastructure is a gaping vulnerability in our overall system of border control.

Since 9-11 nearly every governmental and large comical building has been equipped with simple retractable barrier systems capable of stopping unauthorized vehicles. These systems come in a variety shapes and sizes and are available through GSA. A quick goggle search turns up several manufactures.

The tactic of port-running could be stopped overnight with the instillation of these simple and reliable systems.

39 posted on 08/24/2007 8:49:34 AM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: usurper

UPDATE

Car and Passengers found. Just stupid Seattlites with a nice new crispy $500 dollar ticket.

LATEST NEWS FROM PORT ANGELES
Four who ran Customs checkpoint found in Port Angeles hotel, fined $500
By Randy Trick, Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES - Four people who failed to stop at a Customs checkpoint when disembarking from the MV Coho were found in a Port Angeles hotel after midnight.
The car carrying the four people - who officers declined to identify - got off the ferry from Victoria at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Mike Milne, a spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection, said the group -all American citizens - had been pre-screened by Customs and Border Patrol agents in Victoria before boarding the ferry.
Citizenship verification is done in Victoria.
On the U.S. side, in Port Angeles, Customs officers check all vehicles disembarking the Coho in covered lanes between the ferry landing and Railroad Avenue.
Wrong lane
P The driver of the car, who was from Seattle, either thought he had been cleared in Victoria or mistakenly got in the wrong lane at the checkpoint in Port Angeles and drove through, Milne said.
The vehicle, a 2005 Toyota 4Runner, did not speed through the checkpoint to avoid officers, contrary to initial reports to the Port Angeles Police Department, Milne said.
“The guy came off the ferry after being cleared by pre-clearance officers in Victoria, then apparently, either inadvertently or not, took a lane that was not really an exit lane,” Milne said.
“Anecdotally, it doesn’t happen very often. ‘Rare or seldom’ is a better description.”
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found the four registered at a Port Angeles hotel.
Shortly after midnight, federal agents contacted the group, interviewed them and determined they were not a terrorist or smuggling threat, Milne said.
Driver fined
But the driver broke a federal law by failing to report his entrance to the United States, Milne said. The Customs agents filled out the paperwork to seize the man’s car, then fined him $5,000.
The agents then reduced the fine to $500. The man paid the reduced fine and the agents filled out the paperwork to return his car, Milne said.
But initial reports to and from the PenCom dispatch center did not specify whether the car was considered a threat or not.
The Port Angeles Police Department was alerted shortly after 9:20 p.m. and searched for the car as it headed east away from the ferry terminal.
Officers could not find it and after a short time figured it had left town.
The State Patrol was alerted, but no troopers were in the area, said Lt. Clint Casebolt, spokesman for the agency.
Milne said that after the car exited the checkpoint, the Port Angeles Customs office contacted the Customs Security Center in Blaine, which records the video feeds from the checkpoints, and the prescreening office in Victoria, Milne said.
The border officers in Canada said the driver and passengers were prescreened and did not appear on any criminal or watch lists, Milne said.
Had their names raised any red flags, they either would not have been allowed to board the ferry, or officers on the Port Angeles side would have been waiting, Milne said.


40 posted on 08/24/2007 9:03:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Inspectorette

What’s not being said and should be, there ARE camera’s on all Washington State Ferry terminals. Unless every one of the camera’s malfunctioned, which I doubt, the authorities had a photo. I’d bet too, the Victoria terminal has surveillance camera’s.

We won’t have any more Ressam incidents. Every single time I board a ferry a bomb sniffing car checks my car. If the terrorists hit a ferry it will be a suicide bomber wearing the device. They casually watch walk-on passengers only.

The increased border security is play hell with the B.C. bud market! ;)


41 posted on 08/24/2007 9:04:18 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: ElkGroveDan
Am sure they meant 'Middle Eastern'. . .but, just too close to the truth of the matter.

So why ask why; whenever the next event occurs; why ask 'who or how' in the post mortem; when every day we aid and abett these terrorists and facillitate their agenda by our own damning politically-correct MO. . .

42 posted on 08/24/2007 9:09:15 AM PDT by cricket
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To: NavyCanDo
Thanks

Man, I am happy this fell into my good news section. This could have been bad. They really need to secure the ports of entry.

43 posted on 08/24/2007 10:15:29 AM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: NavyCanDo
Ramadan starts Sept 19th. Just gearing up for the festivities.
44 posted on 08/24/2007 11:00:08 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Yehuda

Note that the geography of Port Angeles is highly susceptible to cordon. There is a narrow strip of roads along the coast which could relatively easily be cordoned off with (if I recall correctly) about 4 or 5 checkpoints.

If the authorities really want(ed) to catch these guys, they could.


45 posted on 08/24/2007 11:21:20 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: Issaquahking
Mr. Chertoff, please explain to me how

Please leave Mr. Chertoff alone. Can't you see he's busy with the ECONOMY???

46 posted on 08/24/2007 11:24:09 AM PDT by RedQuill
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To: Uncle Miltie

“If the authorities really want(ed) to catch these guys, they could.”

Read the updates. They were caught.


47 posted on 08/24/2007 11:49:02 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Beckwith
"The terrorists won’t blow up anything in Seattle or Portland - - they are allies, after all."

Actually, Seattle's Columbia Center - about 80 stories - was on the 9/11 group's original hit list, but was dropped because they didn't have enough pilots to hit all the targets they wanted to hit. The Columbia Center, about sixty yards from where I'm sitting, is absolutely wide open to the south.
48 posted on 08/24/2007 12:30:00 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Yeah, You can take any highway out of there as long as it’s 101.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&formtype=address&popflag=0&city=port+angeles&state=wa

Could ditch the car in the mountains, but I think they probably had a garage waiting for them in PA. Then switch cars and off to where ever. No idea if these are terrorists, smugglers, run-of-the-mill border jumpers, or just idiots.


49 posted on 08/24/2007 12:57:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: NavyCanDo

Yes, I see they were caught.

I guess they fit my “idiots” category.


50 posted on 08/24/2007 1:01:25 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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