That government service truck you passed the other day might not have been as official a vehicle as you thought. Rather, it could have been an impeccably disguised drug mule.
Ricardo Magallanes was driving from his home in Juárez, Mexico to the University of Texas El Paso when Board Patrol guards searched his car and found duffle bags bugling with marijuana in his trunk.
If a college student is caught smuggling drugs across the border, one might think the kid got what was coming to him. But when a Mexican student at the University of Texas in El Paso was caught by Border Patrol agents with duffel bags filled with marijuana in his trunk, the man used a classic excuse: He claimed they weren't his.
Drug smugglers are always looking for new ways of moving their products across borders.
It seems like we're always hearing about new ways in which people are trying to smuggle things into the US from Mexico – including simply driving over the wall. Case in point? Mexican police have found yet another way criminals are attempting to get drugs over the border. Mexicali police have seized what looks to be either a Mitsubishi Mighty Max or Dodge Ram 50 pickup, equipped with what is essentially an oversized spud gun in the bed used to shoot marijuana over the border.