Apr 10, 2012

U.S. says beware of ads placed by drug traffickers

UTSanDiego.com: "“Would you like to work in San Diego?” asked the small want ad placed in a Tijuana daily newspaper. “A company that is a leader in its field is looking for male employees.”

It sounded like a good opportunity, but what appeared to be an honest job offer had a major hitch: The work involved smuggling narcotics, and the employer was a drug trafficking organization.

The scenario has become increasingly familiar to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings. Over the past year, more than three dozen drivers caught with drug loads claimed that they had answered want ads, and were simply complying with their new employer’s request that they drive a vehicle across the border." read more

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