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If You Build It, They Will Climb

The U.S. built a fence along the Mexican border to increase security and reduce drug traffic from Mexico. But smugglers in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, are showing their ingenuity in overcoming the barrier. Border Patrol agents east of Yuma, Ariz., discovered a large truck parked on the Mexican side of the fence, with a folding ramp that allowed drug couriers to jump their cars over the fence. Agents found the ramp-equipped truck after chasing down a Jeep Cherokee that made it over the fence with a half-ton of marijuana. (MS/Yuma Sun) ...If we build the fence high enough, maybe Mexico can start a space program.
Original Publication Date: 01 May 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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