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Agents: Drug-Smuggling Ramp Found At Border
Officials Say Hundreds Of Pounds Of Pot Seized
POSTED: 7:40 pm PDT June 20, 2007
UPDATED: 8:00 am PDT June 21, 2007
SAN DIEGO -- Customs and border patrol agents announced the seizure of hundreds of pounds of pot Wednesday after discovering a drive-through ramp they say was being used to smuggle drugs across the border.
Images: Agents Find Drug-Smuggling Ramp At Border Video
Officials said agents from the San Diego sector's El Cajon Station confiscated a truck hauling 916 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle's cab and bed, as well as two ramps, two miles east of Campo.
The bust took place at 7:30 a.m. when officials said an agent spotted a suspicious 2006 Nissan Frontera driving westbound on state Route 94.
The agent followed the truck and the driver began driving erratically, making an abrupt U-turn and heading westbound on the 94, officials said.
The Nissan left the paved road and began driving southbound on a dirt road towards Mexico, according to officials.
When the agent arrived at the border, 20 people had crossed into the U.S. and put up welded metal ramps over the top of the border fence, customs officials said. Two people in the truck left the car and ran into Mexico, along with the 20 others that had gathered there, according to agents.
Officials said one person in the group pointed a handgun at the agent, but did not fire.
Other agents arrived at the scene and secured the site.
Upon inspecting the truck, agents said they found 60 packages of pot valued at $735,000, according to customs officials. The ramps were also seized.
The drugs were turned over to Operation Alliance for further investigation.
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