Saturday, June 15, 2013

This mule owes 50 grand - and he'd better pay promptly

Matamoros, Tamaulipas -
A 24 year old man who tried to drive out of the United States with $50,000 in cash concealed in hidden compartments of his vehicle was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents yesterday, just a few meters from Mexican territory.

The unidentified Mexican, who holds a U.S. residency card, was nabbed by ICE border inspectors in Brownsville. He was turned over to Dept. of Homeland Security agents.

Under federal law, anyone who enters or leaves American soil must report cash of $10,000 or more, and explain the source and destination of the money. Failure to do so may be prosecuted as a felony.

The greenbacks were in six packages tucked away in a 1996 Ford Crown Victoria.

Northbound drugs and southbound cash moving across the border are daily events, and Americans are often involved. Mexican drug traffickers find ready assistance in mules with American passports. Sometimes the amounts are huge. In drug war, "national sovereignty" is antiquated political theory.

There is no indication where the man was headed, but if his delivery destination was in Tamaulipas, it would be wise to to cover the loss immediately. No one asks twice in Tamaulipas. In the meantime, the suspect has already dropped this card in the mail to his handlers, from the Brownsville lockup.

June 4, 2013 - U.S. Marine kidnapped in Tamaulipas May 14 is still missing
Feb. 20, 2013 - Narco terrorists launch grenade attack against Tamaulipas capitol building
June 8, 2012 - 14 corpses left at a Tamaulipas city hall

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