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Scuba diver caught smuggling drugs into Marine City
ClickOnDetroit ^ | Aug 20 2013 | Lisa Ray

Posted on 08/20/2013 1:08:17 PM PDT by equaviator

Canadian man caught with 8 lbs of marijuana-

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Marysville Border Patrol station arrested a Canadian man smuggling marijuana into the United States Monday by crossing the St. Clair River in a scuba suit.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. when agents were notified by the Saint Clair County Central Dispatch that they had received a citizen call notifying them of an individual swimming across the Saint Clair River near Marine City, Michigan.

After receiving this information, Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) camera operators at the Operational Integration Center (OIC) on Selfridge ANGB were able to locate the individual in the river.

The camera operator relayed to agents on the ground that the subject appeared to be pulling a "dry bag" used by divers behind him. Border Patrol agents apprehended the Canadian man wearing a scuba suit after he got out of the water near Marine City. Agents then located a large watertight PVC cylinder holding over 8lbs of marijuana tied to a seawall ladder.

The individual and the narcotics were turned over to the St. Clair County Drug Task Force which accepted the case for prosecution.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: canada; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; michigan
Not exactly a major victory in the war on terror but it appears as though the system does work.
1 posted on 08/20/2013 1:08:17 PM PDT by equaviator
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To: equaviator
So for all of the million$ of infrastructure and further million$ for manpower, they got one guy?

Poor payoff.

(Where's the rest of the success stories?)

2 posted on 08/20/2013 1:10:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: equaviator
"works"?

Really?

"they had received a citizen call "

3 posted on 08/20/2013 1:10:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: equaviator; cripplecreek

Mitten Ping


4 posted on 08/20/2013 1:11:11 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: equaviator
Should've worn a disguise.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 1:11:25 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: equaviator

“After receiving this information, Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) camera operators at the Operational Integration Center (OIC) on Selfridge ANGB were able to locate the individual in the river. “

But we lose over a thousand a day on our southern border - just sayin


6 posted on 08/20/2013 1:12:53 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: equaviator

This bust was clearly designed to provide some semblance of political enforcement equality between the two borders.

RIDICULOUS.


7 posted on 08/20/2013 1:14:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Paladin2

“”works”?”

“...appears as though...”


8 posted on 08/20/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

Couple of items:

the “U” in SCUBA, stands for UNDERWATER.
(so how come they could see him?)

if you’re going to haul 8 lbs. of something, Why pot?


9 posted on 08/20/2013 1:20:09 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
My great grandfather did something similar for the Purple gang during prohibition.

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Michigan legislative action thread
10 posted on 08/20/2013 1:20:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: equaviator
Should have used the scuba doo dog.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 1:22:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: equaviator
Works as corporate welfare and tax paid job center.

This center had been around for a number of years and this is the first success story I've seen.

12 posted on 08/20/2013 1:22:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: equaviator

AND it’s only a partial success as it is based on a low tech citizen report.


13 posted on 08/20/2013 1:23:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: gaijin
Bingo - that's a staged Op. So when they get a tip-off their fancy equipment can detect a swimmer pulling a floating duffle bag in the middle of the channel.

Big Whoop for $$$$ gear.

14 posted on 08/20/2013 1:26:00 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

From what I understand, the system at SANGB, MI is one of the first of its kind if not THE first, meant to be replicated and installed elsewhere in the US with new operators undergoing training on the Selfridge system.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 1:26:21 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

16 posted on 08/20/2013 1:33:05 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Though I’d honestly want to know what resident of Marine City, Michigan was so overcome with insomnia and boredom that he or she was scanning the St. Clair River for Canadian scuba divers at 1 AM.


17 posted on 08/20/2013 1:36:36 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: colorado tanker

Scuba dooba doo.

To do something this stupid you would had to have smoked some of your scooby snacks


18 posted on 08/20/2013 1:39:14 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: G Larry

Because cocaine doesn’t grow in the Great White North?


19 posted on 08/20/2013 1:40:33 PM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: Darteaus94025

Looks like some weird orchestra leader with some of the guys in his band.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 1:41:53 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

It just doesn’t catch the surface swimmers.

Windsor man swims across Detroit River, prompts international rescue

http://www.freep.com/article/20130724/NEWS05/307240081/Windsor-man-swims-across-Detroit-River-prompts-international-rescue


21 posted on 08/20/2013 1:52:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Though I’d honestly want to know what resident of Marine City, Michigan was so overcome with insomnia and boredom that he or she was scanning the St. Clair River for Canadian scuba divers at 1 AM.

Marine City, Michigan? 1 AM?

Probably had at least a six-pack left.

22 posted on 08/20/2013 2:08:33 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: equaviator; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

23 posted on 08/20/2013 2:10:05 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: 1rudeboy
Where's my Michigan Six Pack?


24 posted on 08/20/2013 2:29:46 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

Sinatra?


25 posted on 08/20/2013 2:36:15 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: equaviator
Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) camera operators at the Operational Integration Center (OIC) on Selfridge ANGB

Aka, more evidence of Big Brother watching you.........Who woulda known

26 posted on 08/20/2013 2:51:28 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Darteaus94025

From “Thunderball”, one of the Connery 007 classics.

That’s guest villain Emilio Largo of SPECTRE.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 2:54:39 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: gaijin

This cannuck could have saved himself a long trip and jail time if he just traveled up the North Coast of California.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 3:01:54 PM PDT by spawn44 ( MOO)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yeah, they’re watching me...watching me show ‘em where to stick it.


29 posted on 08/20/2013 3:10:26 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Uh-oh, someone will probably get *hooked* on these drugs!!!


30 posted on 08/20/2013 3:22:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The whole rhythm section was The Purple Gang, let's rock...)
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To: equaviator

After receiving a tip? Even a blind federal hog...

Pray for America to Wake Up


31 posted on 08/20/2013 3:50:30 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: equaviator

Works? This guy was probably the decoy for the 80 lbs being taken in over in a boat..


32 posted on 08/20/2013 3:57:06 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The GOP, the ultimate battered wife? Or willing co-conspirators? You decide..)
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To: cardinal4
Yes, we have no bananas. We have no bananas today.


33 posted on 08/20/2013 4:17:04 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

See? While all the attention was focused on the diver, this banana boat snuck right in!


34 posted on 08/20/2013 4:23:49 PM PDT by cardinal4 (The GOP, the ultimate battered wife? Or willing co-conspirators?)
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To: cardinal4
They must have used their banana peel countermeasures-


35 posted on 08/20/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: cripplecreek
My great grandfather did something similar for the Purple gang during prohibition.

WOW, 'creek. Interesting. Thanks for the ping.

36 posted on 08/20/2013 9:07:15 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

What my grandfather did was dive under boats on the river and retrieve barrels of whiskey attached to the hulls.


37 posted on 08/21/2013 4:33:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting grandfather, ‘creek. Thanks. (I never knew mine)


38 posted on 08/21/2013 7:51:16 PM PDT by PGalt
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