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CBP: Criminals Ramp-Up Attempts To Smuggle Drugs Into The U.S., Drive Over Normandy Barriers

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Drug smugglers attempted to use a makeshift ramp to drive over Normandy barriers on the border. They had crossed into the US illegally and were attempting to return to Mexico. There is no pedestrian fencing or any type of wall in the area.

Via U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

“Release Date: February 15, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Ajo and Welton stations collaborated with Mexican authorities to seize a drug smuggling vehicle in a remote area of the Sonoran Desert Wednesday evening.

U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling a stretch of desert near the Yuma/Maricopa county line, discovered tracks from an off-road vehicle on protected land approximately four miles north of the international border.

Recognizing signs of a possible vehicle incursion into the United States, additional Border Patrol agents on all-terrain vehicles were called in, and assisted by an Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew, who began to look for the suspected vehicle.

The helicopter crew spotted a modified Jeep Cherokee, containing 11 people and several suspected bundles of marijuana speeding south toward the international boundary, where limited border security infrastructure is in place.

After a failed attempt to drive across a makeshift ramp, the Jeep became stuck on the post and rail vehicle barrier, and the occupants fled into Mexico with the suspected marijuana.

U.S. agents notified Mexican officials who deployed military law enforcement to the area.

No suspects or narcotics were found, however Mexican authorities were able to seize the vehicle.

Border Patrol agents found the location where the vehicle initially made entry into the U.S., and recovered two additional homemade vehicle ramps.

Border Patrol agents often work in remote locations with limited infrastructure, and extreme weather and terrain. They face evolving threats from smuggling organizations who endanger the public on both sides of the U.S./Mexico Border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.”

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We Build the Wall Builds First Half-Mile Section of Border Wall in New Mexico – in Four Days

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TENNESSEE STAR: The group We Build the Wall announced Monday it has completed construction of a large section of wall spanning between a half-mile and a mile along an open area of the Southern border previously believed to be unbuildable.

According to a story by The Washington Times, the wall section is along the southern border in New Mexico, and the organization says that is a first in the history of the border.

The wall is made of 18-foot steel bollard like what the Border Patrol uses, the Times said.

Just late last week, a federal judge ordered a halt to part of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration and shifting of money within the Pentagon to make up for Congress’s refusal to fund the wall, the Timessaid.

The new section closes a gap that was between the end of the El Paso, Texas border wall and Mount Cristo Rey, across from the City of Juarez, The Gateway Pundit said.

Kris Kobach (pictured with builder Tommy Fisher, right) of We Build the Wall spoke to the Pundit about the former gap.

“The gap is a half mile wide corridor and it’s literally a parking lot on the Mexican side and then you walk five steps and you are in the parking lot on the American side. There’s no barbed wire. There’s not ANY barrier. You just walk from one parking lot to the other.”

In the past, groups over a hundred in size on a typical evening would often come through this particular corridor. And while the border patrol is dealing with all the people down at the bottom of the gap in the flat area the cartels would be sending drugs up on the side of the mountain with no border control interference at all.

Brian Kolfage, who inspired the creation of We Build the Walltold the Daily Mail that the new wall section was a mile long, a different measurement than some media outlets reported.

The new section of wall is on private property where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers previously said it would not be possible to build – a belief Kolfage and his team took as a challenge along with builder Tommy Fisher, owner of Fisher Sand and Gravel (pictured with Kris Kobach, left).

Fisher made news earlier this year what he made an unsolicited bid to the Trump Administration to use his unique process to construct what he called “a complete border security system.”

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When no one else can or wants to do it, we step in. Putting our moto “We Like The Tough Jobs” to use again! @DHSgov @CBP @realDonaldTrump @SenKevinCramer @SenJohnHoeven @BrianKolfage @KrisKobach1787

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Kolfage said his group will sell the wall to the federal government for $1. His cost was between $6 million to $8 million.

Kolfage tweeted, “We built up a mountain where the @USArmy Corps of Engineers said it was impossible to build! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!”

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We built up a mountain where the @USArmy Corps of Engineers said it was impossible to build! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE! @DonaldJTrumpJr @DRUDGE @MorningsMaria @RyanAFournier @RealJamesWoods @DeplorableChoir @BreitbartNews @BuzzFeed @LouDobbs @TrumpStudents @BreitbartNews

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Kolfage also tweeted video of the wall’s construction: “The people’s wall is unveiled! The first segment is nearly complete!! DONATE NOW to help fund more walls! http://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall ”.

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The people’s wall is unveiled! The first segment is nearly complete!! DONATE NOW to help fund more walls! http://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall @DRUDGE @RealJamesWoods @RyanAFournier @BreitbartNews @DiamondandSilk @DonaldJTrumpJr @DeplorableChoir @LouDobbs @JudgeJeanine @DustinStockton

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The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has talked about the construction of a new wall at the border, Breitbart said last week, adding that 38 miles as of March 21 have been built.

In a statement provided to Breitbart News two months ago, a CBP spokesperson said the 38 miles of newly constructed wall system “provides new capability by replacing ineffective or dilapidated infrastructure, such as Normandy-style barriers designed only to stop vehicles, not people on foot.”

The majority of the border has remained open as the Department of Homeland Security replaces existing fencing rather than expanding barriers.

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.
All photos courtesy of We Build the Wall.

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