"The only entrance into the Gulf station is from Canada. My question is did the US border guards check in with Canada Customs when they went to the gas station. Or did they sneak across country after they closed the US border station."
I haven't been following this story all that closely and I had no idea that you could only enter the gas station from Canada. That, to me, makes the situation even more absurd. I'd bet money that the US guards never checked in since there was an informal policy about doing business in the area located between the two border stations. For the US guards to take advantage of that while arresting someone who thought they were protected by the same policy is extremely hypocritical.
What amazes me most is that this station has operated for so many years when clearly the only reason for its existance is to dodge Canadian taxes on fuel. Not that I have anything against dodging taxes if it's legal.
This is only about the 5th or 6th thread on this subject. It is an on going story and there was a report about it on CTV that I saw. Reporter said the only entrance was from Canada ,although the station itself is in the US. To me the bizarre thing is just where was the guy suppost to check in to, the check point was closed, and if the guards were spending their time targeting the gas station,,who the hell was driving down the road into the US at the time?
posted on 11/24/2002 10:39:21 AM PST
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