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Mexican citizen busted for crabs
Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | December 9, 2008

Posted on 12/09/2008 12:31:37 PM PST by SwinneySwitch

McALLEN - Ever on the lookout for drugs, guns and money, customs agents at a Hidalgo County international bridge crossing busted 191 units of an unusual sort of contraband -- hermit crabs.

A 49-year-old Mexican citizen from McKinney, Texas, was crossing back into the United States at the Hidalgo Port of Entry when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a box full of live hermit crabs inside his vehicle and another bag of the crabs in the trunk,..

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: corruption; crabs; mexico; smuggling
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They took the crabs and then fined him $1,910 for not declaring them.
1 posted on 12/09/2008 12:31:39 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Dunno about you but I got a hell of a chuckle just reading the headline...


2 posted on 12/09/2008 12:32:38 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Im stunned


3 posted on 12/09/2008 12:33:34 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I better leave this one alone.


4 posted on 12/09/2008 12:35:04 PM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

There are so many bad jokes in your headline...........


5 posted on 12/09/2008 12:35:50 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From The Democrats. Amen.)
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To: MNDude; CPT Clay; BellStar; bayouranger; stan_sipple; time4good; Guenevere; mugsaway; CSM; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


6 posted on 12/09/2008 12:35:53 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

One night in Tijuana..............


7 posted on 12/09/2008 12:36:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I’m itching to comment on this one but I think I will leave it alone


8 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:10 PM PST by voteNRA
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Headline ping.


9 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:33 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Sorry, all out of free Brightsides and Lazamatazes. If you took two, please return one.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

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But, he said his sister was a vir-gin.

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10 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:54 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

11 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:55 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck)
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To: Severa

"damm, now I'm gonna double the size of my next hairball. Thanks!"

12 posted on 12/09/2008 12:38:05 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Red Badger
"One night in Tijuana.............."

And that's what you get.

13 posted on 12/09/2008 12:38:15 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: SwinneySwitch

I can’t believe THAT got by the editor.


14 posted on 12/09/2008 12:39:36 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Severa

“Dunno about you but I got a hell of a chuckle just reading the headline...”

Ditto here. “Crabs” connoted something a little more up close and personal. LOL


15 posted on 12/09/2008 12:39:57 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: SwinneySwitch
A coworker's wife once gave him crabs for his birthday.
16 posted on 12/09/2008 12:41:14 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: Gabz; Slip18; secret garden; Xenalyte; Lazamataz; Severa; SwinneySwitch

Confuseus say, “Better to get busted for crabs, than get crabs in bust.”


17 posted on 12/09/2008 12:43:56 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

“They took the crabs and then fined him $1,910 for not declaring them. “

Judging by that rather misleading headline, one might think they would’ve let (made) him keep the crabs and hustle him to the border pronto!


18 posted on 12/09/2008 12:44:05 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: voteNRA

Butter not scratch that itch you have to comment on crabs.....


19 posted on 12/09/2008 12:45:06 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Lawd. I thought the headline was about ‘panty crickets’ for a minute. ;)


20 posted on 12/09/2008 12:45:21 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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