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11/01/2012

Chutzpah? Stupidity? Or both?

Border Smuggling Ramp_Nost
How's this for narco ingenuity? Or stupidity? It looks like a high school prank. But it really happened. Yesterday, agents of the Border Patrol spotted the Jeep stuck atop the 14-foot-tall border fence near the point where California and Arizona meet. Two men were trying to free the Jeep when the Border Patrol approached. The agents later said they figured the Jeep was filled with contraband, probably marijuana, before it got trapped atop the fence.

So how high do fences have to be to stop this sort of thing? Remember when narcos used this catapult to fling marijuana across the border? The catapul quickly was dubbed a "pot-apult."

Border Smuggling Ramp_Nost-1


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