Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This is a true news story - not made up - no editing

From AZCentral, Arizona Republic's site:

"Border Patrol arrests 22 hiking into US with pot
"TUCSON - The U.S. Border Patrol says agents patrolling near Nogales have arrested 22 men after they were spotting carrying bales of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico.

"Border Patrol spokesman Mike Scioli (See-OH'-lee bet he pronounces it Ski-O-lee) said Wednesday that the men were spotted by agents who called in a helicopter and additional officers. As the agents closed in, the men dropped their bundles of marijuana and ran away.

"Agents captured all 22 of them (was that the additional officers?) late Monday and seized 39 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 2,200 pounds. They also found a loaded .45-caliber pistol and 2 loaded magazines for an AK-47 assault rifle (Sure you just carry around the bullets when you don't have a gun. Do you think some may have escaped? Where's this reporting?).

"Scioli says the men were all identified as Mexican nationals who had entered the U.S. illegally."

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