Smugglers cut hole through one part of the fence, while rains knock down another section

Article author: 
Astrid Galvin
Article publisher: 
The Register Guard
Article date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Article category: 
National Issues
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TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

The announcement was the second one this week about problems with the border fence...

"Smugglers often attempt to cut border fences; dig under them; climb over them; and even throw things over the fence," Border Patrol spokeswoman Nicole Ballistrea said...

.... smugglers have no shortage of creative ways to try to bypass the law and sneak drugs into the U.S....

Just last month, agents in Arizona spotted a truck made to look like it belonged to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency. The decals on the truck turned out to be fake. But the 3,200 pounds (1,451 kilograms) of marijuana in it were real.