Monday, December 13, 2010

More Holiday Season Drug Smuggling and Illegal Alien Patrols

The weather has been nothing short of perfect for our patrols in the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Temperatures in the upper 70’s and no chance of rain in sight has put our efforts into high gear. Over the past week, there has been a noticeable decrease in arrests and seizures along the corridor we patrol.

Early Saturday afternoon, we established a base camp approximately three miles south of Interstate 8. It was our intended purpose to deny smugglers access to a heavily traveled trail. Our encampment blocked this route in a way that nobody could come through without being detected.

"The best thing about 1070 is that Obama may not be visiting Arizona because we actually require papers now." --AZ Sen. Russell Pearce

On our way out of the area of operation, we encountered a Border Patrol agent that was busy with a load vehicle containing contraband. He asked us if we saw anything during our stay.

Illegals Are Breaking the Bank

While the United States continues to drown in debt, there was some good news south of the border. According to reports, money sent back to Mexico is on the rise. Recently, the Bank of Mexico reported remittances totaling $1.95 billion in August, up 9.32 percent from the same month last year. Apparently, the U.S. job market isn’t tough for everyone.

We seem to have a very dangerous case of the “bad guys” dressing up like the “good guys”.

From the PCSO: “Rip Crew” Conducting Traffic Stops in Vekol Valley

On December 11th, 2010 at 10:01 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling along Interstate 8 near Vekol Valley. The deputy observed a white Ford Crown Victoria which appeared to be disabled on the south shoulder. As the deputy got closer, he discovered the vehicle was stuck in the loose dirt, the trunk was partially open and the rear passenger windows were down. In front of the Crown Victoria, the deputy observed a tan Ford Taurus.

The Taurus was approximately 20 ft in front of the Crown Victoria and had apparently crashed into a barbed wire fence. The occupants of both vehicles fled the scene. Both vehicles contained packaged bales of marijuana.

During the investigation, it was discovered the Crown Victoria had been outfitted to represent a law enforcement vehicle. The vehicle had red and blue strobe lights, orange and white strobe lights, a siren, spotlight and front push bar.

It is believed that based upon the positioning of the vehicles, the fact the rear windows of the Crown Victoria were rolled down, the trunk open with a bail of marijuana in it, a black ski mask and black hoodie sweater found next to the driver's seat, that this was an attempted rip of the marijuana in the Ford Taurus by a "rip crew".

It appears the Crown Victoria had attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Taurus, which veered off of the road, hit the fence and then the occupants fled. Some of the marijuana had already been loaded from the Taurus into the Crown Victoria. The engines for both vehicles were still running when deputies discovered the vehicles. Fourteen bails of marijuana were recovered, which weighed a total of 319 pounds. The street value of the seized marijuana is $159,500.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Drug and human trafficking is a crime my deputies deal with on a daily basis. This case shows how those responsible for drug and human trafficking are attempting to conduct their business under the disguise of law enforcement. This tactic not only puts law enforcement at risk but also the citizens of Pinal County.”

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If 20 million illegal aliens returned “home”: No more push ‘2' for Spanish or ‘1' for English. No more confusion in American schools that now must content with over 100 languages that degrade the educational system for American kids. Our overcrowded schools would lose more than two million illegal alien kids at a cost of billions in ESL and free breakfasts and lunches.

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