A recent border catch discovered a van of illegal aliens dressed as Marines.
As mentioned before, if you think this is the work solely of drug cartels you are mistaken. Many organizations that hate America are funding tactics to smuggle people into America and this is another type of technique seen on the border. Our border is far from being secure.
On March 14, 2011 at approximately 2203 hours, a Campo Station Abatement Team (CSAT) agent followed a suspicious white van to Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 Checkpoint.
The primary inspection agent interviewed the occupants of the van and referred the vehicle to secondary inspection. After a complete immigration inspection in secondary it was determined that the driver and front seat passenger, were United States Citizen which were attempting to smuggle thirteen illegal aliens. All of the occupants of the van were wearing U.S. Marine military uniforms.
The van used in the smuggling attempt was a privately owned vehicle registered out of Yucca Valley, CA. The Van was bearing stolen government plates that had been altered. The center digit (0) was altered to read as an (8). Research through multiple government agencies determined the license plates belong to a one ton cargo 4 x 2 van registered to the U.S.M.C
Time for a Cgar!