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Border Patrol makes 1,500-pound pot bust
The Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 5/12/2010 | Unspecified

Posted on 05/12/2010 6:00:34 AM PDT by exbrit

More than 1,500 pounds of marijuana were discovered in a pickup by U.S. Border Patrol agents northwest of Bisbee, authorities said Tuesday.

From October 2009 through April 2010, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents have seized approximately 552,000 pounds of marijuana, estimated to be worth $441 million.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; drugs; illegalaliens; smugglers

1 posted on 05/12/2010 6:00:35 AM PDT by exbrit
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To: exbrit

1400............1300.............1200.................1100............1000...............


2 posted on 05/12/2010 6:02:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: exbrit

Pinging Cheech and Chong.


3 posted on 05/12/2010 6:05:38 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: exbrit

Someone help me out here: 1500 pounds is what, 30 bales? Let’s say you compress it to 15 bales somehow. You’re gonna put it in a pickup truck?


4 posted on 05/12/2010 6:11:35 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: exbrit

These were just people going out for ice cream!!!!!


5 posted on 05/12/2010 6:12:17 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: 1rudeboy

A total of 47 bundles were found inside the vehicle, which was immobilized by the driver before he or she fled the area, the Border Patrol said.


6 posted on 05/12/2010 6:15:44 AM PDT by deport
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To: 1rudeboy

We have hauled a ton of hay in our pickup. Not sure why you are questioning this? You would be surprised at some of the loads- when they really load one up it is often the weighted down appearance of the vehicle that gets the attention of Border Patrol or LEO to begin with. Most smugglers load around 500-800 pounds for that reason, not because they couldn’t haul more.


7 posted on 05/12/2010 6:38:14 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: exbrit

Yes, but did they employ racial profiling?/extreme sarc.


8 posted on 05/12/2010 6:42:39 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Mexico presents a more profound threat to our territorial integrity than Germany or Japan ever did.)
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To: Tammy8

I was simply wondering how a pickup truck loaded in such a fashion makes it through Customs. (Unless it didn’t).


9 posted on 05/12/2010 6:42:57 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I think, with that amount of pot, they would have needed one of those little green pine tree air fresheners to make sure they were able to slip past the crack US customs.


10 posted on 05/12/2010 6:47:15 AM PDT by Ueriah
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To: 1rudeboy

It didn’t. They use illegal aliens to carry it over the border, then load it up on trucks stolen in the Phoenix or Tucson area.


11 posted on 05/12/2010 6:52:49 AM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: 1rudeboy

These heavy vehicles either cross illegally in the boonies loaded or sometimes the dope is hauled across by people with backpacks or even packed across with horses or burros- then picked up with a vehicle on this side.

Many loads are caught by CBP at the border crossings, but you are right this amount couldn’t really be concealed. Usually loads caught at crossings are 400 pounds or less. Whatever fits in gas tank or false bed.

Funny though several years ago a guy tried to cross at a port with several hundred pounds packed in trash bags just sitting in the bed of his truck- he must have thought smuggling was really easy. Some have constructed vehicle seats out of dope, it is amazing what you can do if you have an upholstery man to help. Usually for port crossings false compartments and natural crevices and gas tank is used, so amount is less due to space.


12 posted on 05/12/2010 6:55:24 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Ueriah

The yellow vanilla ones are better. The pine ones make your car smell like a restroom.


13 posted on 05/12/2010 6:55:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ex 98C MI Dude

Here in Texas, the drug runners steal 3/4 and 1 ton trucks because of their carrying capacity and their beefed up suspensions. This allows them to carry more pot and drive across fields without tearing up the undercarriage. Buddy of mine in Houston had a nice 1 ton 4X4 crew cab diesel. Stolen out of a resturant parking lot while he was eating dinner. Truck was found outside of McAllen Texas with a couple of flats. Guess they blew the tires out and abandonded the truck.


14 posted on 05/12/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: exbrit

Man, if that puts a big dent in the supply of “medical” marijuana in Colorado, there could soon be millions of 18-year old chemotherapy patients here in serious pain!


15 posted on 05/12/2010 7:35:28 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: Texas resident

Those are their favorites here, too. I worry about my F-250, so I don’t park it anywhere but on Fort Huachuca or behind locked gates on my property.


16 posted on 05/12/2010 7:39:17 AM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Alea Iacta Est)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


17 posted on 05/12/2010 11:08:19 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ Illegal is a Crime, it is not a Race ~)
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To: exbrit; HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

Border Ping


18 posted on 05/12/2010 4:06:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

make a heck of a bonfire............


19 posted on 05/12/2010 6:00:42 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: exbrit

Mexican dirt weed?


20 posted on 05/12/2010 6:01:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: machogirl

It’s been reported that Cheech & Chong are making a road trip.


21 posted on 05/12/2010 6:05:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

loved their first movie. the lowrider song, i still sing it, to my kids. hahaha


22 posted on 05/12/2010 6:14:36 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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