CBP Border Patrol makes B.C. bud bust
At approximately 3:25 a.m., the morning of Thursday, August 19, CBP Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blaine station were alerted to the activation of intrusion sensing technology along the international border approximately nine miles east of Blaine. Agents were close by and quickly saw a late model GMC Yukon SUV driving into the United States
The agents stopped the vehicle and discovered 411 pounds of highly potent B.C. Bud marijuana inside. A 26-year-old male from India and having landed immigrant status in Canada was arrested - he and the drugs and SUV were turned over to the DEA for further investigation. This is Blaine sector’s second major drug seizure in as many days. Thus far in fiscal year 2004, Blaine sector agents have interdicted over 5,272 pounds of B.C. Bud - far surpassing last year’s previous-record total of 3,744 pounds.
Blaine Border Patrol Sector’s chief patrol agent Ronald Henley said: “Border Patrol agents are America’s front line in Homeland Security. Once again, they have proven they are equal to the challenge.”