March 23, 2011

13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms

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"Our borders are safer than they have ever been before"~Janet Napolitano

All occupants of the vehicle, including 2 US citizens attempting to smuggle them into US, had the name "Perez" on their uniforms.

Border Patrol agents recently arrested 13 illegal immigrants disguised as U.S. Marines and riding in a fake military van, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

The illegal immigrants were clad in Marine uniforms when they were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint at 11 p.m. on March 14 near Pine Valley, Calif., border officials said. Two U.S. citizens in the van also were arrested[...]

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The van used in the smuggling attempt, according to California's El Centro Border Intelligence Center, was a privately owned vehicle registered out of Yucca Valley, Calif., and was bearing stolen government plates that had been defaced. The center digit -- 0 -- was altered to read as an 8. Further research through multiple government agencies determined that the plate belonged to a one-ton cargo van registered to the U.S. Marine Corps.
Well this certainly is unsettling to say the least.

I wonder where their final destination was to be.

By Stable Hand at 01:53 AM | Comments |