Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lots of Pot

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM

The U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson sector has set a record for pot seizures, and they still have more than two months to go until they finalize the numbers for the end of their fiscal year.

What's crazy is they seized a million pounds of pot in the Tucson sector alone, which begs the question: What ungodly amount of reefer actually made it through ?

Here's a bit of The Associated Press story with more details:

Agents in the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson sector have seized a record 1 million pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $800 million, so far this fiscal year, federal officials said Tuesday.

The seizures during the first 9 1/2 months of fiscal 2009, which began Oct. 1, are the most ever in a single sector of the Border Patrol.

The Tucson sector, covering 260 miles of the Mexican border from New Mexico to Yuma County, is the nation's busiest portion of the 2,000-mile southwest border for smuggling of illegal immigrants and marijuana.

Tucson Sector Chief Robert Gilbert attributed the success to the tireless efforts of his agents and the support of local, state and federal law enforcement partners.

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