Drug mixed w/Tomato Load to U.S. caught by B.P.

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Almost 5,000 Pounds of Marijuana Mixed with Tomatoes - CBP.gov

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Almost 5,000 Pounds of Marijuana Mixed with Tomatoes

    (Monday, January 03, 2011)




    Nogales, Ariz. — As 2010 wound down to a close, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales made their last major marijuana seizure of the year after discovering almost 5,000 pounds of the drug hidden among green tomatoes being imported into the country.
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    CBP officers at the Nogales. Ariz. Port of Entry found nearly 5,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a load of tomatoes.[​IMG][​IMG]
    “We’re out here every day working to keep our country and our way of life safe,” said Port Director Guadalupe Ramirez. “As long as the smugglers try to get drugs and other contraband past us, we’ll be here to stop them.”



    At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 30, CBP officers screening commercial vehicles selected a tractor and trailer loaded with green tomatoes for inspection. During an X-ray inspection, officers found unusual images and decided to call for a full inspection with the help of a narcotics detection dog. While the pallets of tomatoes were being unloaded, the drug dog alerted to the odor of narcotics. As the CBP officers continued their inspection, they found several pallets with bundles of marijuana mixed in with the tomatoes.

    A total of 210 bales of marijuana, weighing 4,984 lbs, were seized, along with the tractor and trailer. The estimated value of the marijuana is more than $4.2 million.
    The driver, a 48-year-old man from Mexico, was arrested and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation and prosecution.
     
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    Selected for inspection.....

    How many get thru without being inspected?
     
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    Oh, I'd say, 99% get threw. The politicians have to allow the drugs to get through to give the 5 million lawyers in America something to do.
     
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    They also have to justify the DEA and their war on drugs.

    I am not against pot per sie. However many other things get thru and we need more secure borders.
    And since pot is illegal it does cause lots of problems.

    I think it should be regulated just like Alcohol or ban alcohol as well.
     
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    I Just heard recently that, 1 in 5 traffic accidents were drug related. We have to ask ourselves do we want more of that?

    In 2008 report by the Department of Justice indicated that Mexican drug trafficking organizations now operate in 195 cities in the United States. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.RES.72: Text of Legislation
     
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    Jesus, I can't tell from your blathering if you want an increase in drug hunts, or just to eliminate them.
    Fucking idiots:

    "Here's evidence we have a serious and dangerous drug trafficking problem! Let's just stop monitoring it!"
     
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    About the same as alcohol I expect.

    And which drugs?
    Legal ones used illegally? That is a major problem in many areas. Oxycodone and such.
    Didn't the other grandmother of Bristols child get busted for that in AK?
    As I understand it is a big problem up there.
    I know it is in KY.
     
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    Er..no, alcohol cartels don't wipe out whole towns or kill tourists.
     
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    A prohibition on alcohol has proven in the past unpopular with the U.S. citizens.
    A ban on illegal drugs from Mexico would prove beneficial and would be popular with the Americans as, well as, closing the Mexican border. I believe it would have a positive impact and would be approved by 90% of the American people.
     
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    Mexican cartels have hired tunnel diggers from the Gaza strips to come help them design tunnels they can use to smuggle drugs into the US, I bet you alot of weight is getting in like that.
     

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