Daily Archives: June 8, 2010

$9 Million in Marijuana Stopped by CBP in Railroad Shipment

Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the

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This open railcar, called a gondola, contained more than $9  million worth of marijuana.
This open railcar, called a gondola, contained more than $9 million worth of marijuana.

Calexico downtown port of entry discovered more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana concealed inside an open-top rail car — known as a gondola — that was destined for the U.S., officials announced today.

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Brown Prods Congress on Financial Services Reform

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling on Congress to pass tough financial services reform legislation that contains strong consumer protection and allows state attorneys general to “enforce all federal consumer protection laws against national banks, not just regulations that may be adopted by the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency.”

Brown’s letter:

Dear Speaker Pelosi:

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Finish Line Collecting Shoes and Monetary Donations for Soles4Souls®, the Shoe Charity

June 8, 2010 – Finish Line announced today the continuation of its partnership with Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity, to collect new and gently used shoes at the company’s 670 store locations. In addition, Finish Line is expanding the program by accepting monetary donations for Soles4Souls in its stores. Customers can donate at Finish Line stores from now until July 17th. The collection effort has been timed to coincide with Soles4Souls 3rd annual “National Barefoot Week” which kicked off on June 1st.

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CBP Officers Foil Several Attempts to Smuggle Half-Million in Drugs into U. S.

Calexico, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the ports of entry in Calexico had a busy day Wednesday, arresting six people and preventing more than 123 pounds of drugs with an estimated value of $541,660 from entering the country.

Officers seized 34 packages of marijuana concealed in the gas tank and side panels of a Honda Civic.

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Coordinated CBP Patrols Net Nearly 4,600 Pounds of Marijuana in Less Than 48 Hours

Tucson, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol agents, working with the Office of Air and Marine, seized more than 3,400 pounds of marijuana found in two stolen vehicles Tuesday.

Bundles of marijuana that smugglers attempted to conceal with brush.

Willcox, Ariz., agents seized another 200 pounds Wednesday and Sonoita, Ariz., agents discovered 980 pounds early today. Combined, the marijuana seized by Tucson Sector agents is valued at more than $3.6 million.

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