Skip to comments.13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms
Posted on 03/23/2011 2:06:05 AM PDT by Racehorse
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.
The van used in the smuggling attempt, according to California's El Centro Border Intelligence Center, was a privately owned vehicle registered out of Yucca Valley, Calif., and was bearing stolen government plates that had been defaced. The center digit -- 0 -- was altered to read as an 8. Further research through multiple government agencies determined that the plate belonged to a one-ton cargo van registered to the U.S. Marine Corps.
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The question is....how many times have they run this scheme and gotten away with it?
Nope, the question is what was their true motive for dressing in Marine Uniforms? Just to sneak into the country or for some other more dangerous plot?
maybe they wanted to impress their girlfriends
Good guess, but my guess is they were going to commit terrorist acts. You notice the article doesn’t say what country they are from. Also, the first question asked, “how often has this been done?” is quite relevant, especially if someone is building up a significant force to attack American infrastructure
Line them up, and shoot them.
when criminals get caught in the most stupid ways, it is always a good question to ask “ how many times have they done it to be so comfortable to be sloppy “
a trucker has pointed out such sloppiness recently
they let the trucker live
All 13 are named “Perez”? That’s a relief. I would be really worried if they were all named “Mohammed”.
They want to be Marines, so ship them to Afghanistan as the “Perez Unit” to patrol the Pakistan border.
They thought that “Perez” tag meant “General” in English.
Ship em to Libya!
You made me stop laughing. Wondered if this was a one shot deal. But I think your right.
They were in a van bearing stolen government plates that had been defaced. The center digit -- 0 -- was altered to read as an 8.
Further research through multiple government agencies determined that the plate belonged to a one-ton cargo van registered to the U.S. Marine Corps.
We’re at war — shoot them all for being spies.
So this is the "bigoted" news Barack Obama and others claim is offered by Fox News?
ABC,CBS, NBC, the NYT, ARE the enemy.
Send them from the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli.
Line them up, and let ME shoot them. This is disgraceful and cannot be tolerated. I'm sure our Director of Homeland Security is outraged, and is beefing up the border as we speak. /s
If they had rights, they would just be exhibiting their freedom of expression.
Judges have already ruled that you can wear false awards, such as the Medal of Honor, in keping with freedom of expression.
———what was their true motive -——
That is the primary question.
Are they foreign troops infiltrating? Are they cartel soldiers infiltrating?
This is not a matter for ICE, it is a military matter. To Gitmo and then let the military sort it out. This might become a cause for limited reprisal with a hellfire equipped drone.