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Skip to comments.13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms
Posted on 03/22/2011 4:03:42 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Border Patrol agents recently arrested 13 illegal immigrants disguised as U.S. Marines and riding in a fake military van, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.
The illegal immigrants were clad in Marine uniforms when they were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint at 11 p.m. on March 14 near Pine Valley, Calif., border officials said. Two U.S. citizens in the van also were arrested.
After the suspicious white van was subjected to secondary inspection, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle and its front seat passenger were U.S. citizens who were attempting to smuggle 13 illegal immigrants into the United States. All of the vehicle's occupants wore U.S. Marine uniforms, reportedly emblazoned with the name "Perez."
"This effort is an example of the lengths smugglers will go to avoid detection, and the skilled and effective police work and vigilance displayed everyday by Customs and Border Protection personnel," the agency said in a written statement.
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“We’re looking for a few good mijos.”
After all, isn't the U.S. military just a "global force for good"?
They probably woulda fit right in at Pendleton. The officers would have been terrified to ask them who they were, for fear of getting a discrimination rap.
Should have been shot on the spot.
What they don’t say is how many times this worked. We just know about the one time that it didn’t.
A fairly clever plan tripped up by sheer stupidity.
” All of the vehicle’s occupants wore U.S. Marine uniforms, reportedly emblazoned with the name “Perez.”
The Perez Bothers Band?
They look fat.
No mention of nationality.
Really. How many times do our uniformed troops go across the border in field uniform and back again? At the posts I have been at, we were ordered to never cross the border in uniform.