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Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Border agents discover marijuana bricks

This truck was searched by border agents after a dog noticed something amiss.

The K9 got a funny whiff of the black GMC Yukon at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents thought the vehicle's driver was acting out of place.

So they took the driver and the truck to a secondary screening area, where they were able to x-ray the truck using a side-scan mobile x-ray machine.

As the agents lowered the spare tire from underneath the car, I looked back and noticed the suspect's leg shaking wildly.

Agents cut into the tire and found four bricks of marijuana. Just another day at the office for America's border agents.

-- By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Producer
Posted By CNN: 4:25 PM ET
  4 Comments
Hi Eric,
Medicinal marajuana should be legal. We should have regular shipments heading into the U.S. I believe it will be legal someday. I never thought I would say this but let me tell you a story.
Last year my Father was dieing of terminal cancer and he refused to go to the hospital. He wanted to die at home. Even though we had hospice toward the end, he REALLY needed something and I began to panic seeing him suffer. Through lots of research, I found out how to sautee finely chopped marijuana in light olive oil. Anyway, I made his favorite ginger molassas cookies. It was just what he needed to keep him comfortable until hospice could give him the morphine. God rest his soul. I was glad that God gave me a way to comfort him in his time of pain. It was the last loving humane thing I could do for him. I would do it again without question.
You never want to see the ones you love suffer.~
Posted By Betty Ann, Nacogdoches, TX : 5:25 PM ET
I was pulled over at the border for a full search of my car and I WASN'T carrying any drugs or anything else illegal and MY legs were shaking wildly too! Those border guards are scary! They're like really, really mean cops.
Posted By Em, Toronto, Ontario, Canada : 5:38 PM ET
Good job for the border patrol today... I hope they gave that dog a treat!

I think we need WAY more patrols to eradicate these problems! Just one bust doesn't make a difference.
Posted By Cynthia, Covington, Ga. : 5:45 PM ET
Eric: Much rather see the K9 sniffing a truck for drugs rather than poor innocent puppies surgically implanted with them! Looks like the dog earned a good living today!
Posted By Jolene, St. Joseph, MI : 5:52 PM ET
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