A Mexican man was arrested at the Nogales port of entry Thursday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers found more than 2,700 pounds of marijuana hidden among pallets of produce on a truck he was driving.
The driver, a 40-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, was a participant in the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program, which makes it easier for low-risk international trade participants to enter the country, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection.
There is no indication any of the 101 incidents involved the FAST program, but even if none are involved I would question any program that allows easy entry to our country. As for the man arrested with 2,700 pounds of marijuana, wrytaway spotted him at the bank:
Since Oct. 1, the beginning of the fiscal year, officers at the Nogales port of entry have seized 17,207 pounds of marijuana in 101 incidents, according to the release.
The driver, a 40-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, was a participant in the Free and Secure Trade program...and upon his arrest was immediately presented with a Bank of America Platinum Visa Card.