HolyCoast: Smugglers Try Using Fake Border Patrol Vehicle

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Smugglers Try Using Fake Border Patrol Vehicle

This might make an interesting segment on "Cops":
Thirty illegal entrants were found in a vehicle that had been made up to look like a U.S. Border Patrol transport van, authorities said.

The vehicle was seized Wednesday near San Miguel on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation about 70 miles southwest of Tucson.

The van had horizontal green stripes along the sides, Border Patrol emblems on its doors and the words “Border Patrol” written across the rear. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Casa Grande station came in contact with the van while responding to activity in the area.

After seeing the agents, the driver turned the van around and tried to return to Mexico.

Authorities said the male driver abandoned the van about 100 yards from the border and sprinted into Mexico, leaving behind the 30 illegal immigrants.
I think maybe the fuzzy dice and low-rider chassis gave them away.

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