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Drug Dog Helps Border Patrol Seize Marijuana Hidden in Fiber-Optic Wire

  1. talltom
    Smugglers don't stop to celebrate Thanksgiving

    CORPUS CHRISTI — Border Patrol agents who made a major drug bust on Thanksgiving can thank the drug dog that helped them seize more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana.

    The agents made the stop at the Falfurrias checkpoint Thursday after the drug dog indicated there were drugs inside the vehicle, according to a news release.

    During a search agents found more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a spool of fiber optic wire.

    The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials said.

    “While we Americans enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday with our families, it is important to remember the agents who safeguard our communities,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Armando Mercado Jr.

    By Katherine Rosenberg

    November 26, 2010

    http://www.caller.com/news/2010/nov/26/smugglers-dont-stop-to-celebrate-thanksgiving/

    © 2010 Scripps Newspaper Group — Online

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  1. buseman
    Holiday Doesn’t Slow Smugglers: Border Patrol Seizes $5 Million in Marijuana

    [imgl=white]http://www.drugs-forum.com/photopost/data/771/thumbs/11262010_5femd.jpg[/imgl]Edinburg, Texas ─ More than $5.3 million worth of marijuana was confiscated in multiple seizures by U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout the Rio Grande Valley Sector in a 48-hour time period spanning the Thanksgiving holiday.

    One of the largest seizures occurred Thursday at the Falfurrias Checkpoint, when a K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics. A subsequent search revealed more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana hidden within a spool of fiber optic wire. The driver and marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

    In a separate incident Wednesday, agents from the McAllen Station seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana near Madero, Texas. Agents patrolling the Rio Grande observed a group of people carrying large backpacks.

    As soon as the group spotted the agents, they dropped their cargo and fled to Mexico. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

    Our agents work diligently day in and day out to protect the nation from these dangerous drugs,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Armando Mercado Jr.

    While we Americans enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday with our families, it is important to remember the agents who safeguard our communities.

    Friday 26th November, 2010
    http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/11262010_3.xml
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