Drug-Sniffing Dog Helps Find Illegal Immigrants
A drug-sniffing dog deserves a treat after alerting border agents to 53 illegal immigrants who were discovered hiding inside of a tractor-trailer. The canine — which is trained to find narcotics and concealed humans — is stationed close to the Laredo/Mexico border.
The migrants in the tractor-trailer were from several countries including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Ecuador.
Following a K9 alert, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered 53 illegal aliens being smuggled inside a sweltering trailer at the Interstate 35 checkpoint. More via @CBPSouthTexas: https://t.co/KUSwtIHgeB pic.twitter.com/V5cHCwpgpG
— CBP (@CBP) September 21, 2019
The temperature was a sweltering 105 degrees inside of the trailer, but after evaluation, it was determined that no one required any medical attention. Authorities arrested the stowaways along with the driver of the truck, who is a US citizen.
This arrest comes a few days after 31 illegal immigrants from Mexico were discovered — also by a canine — in another tractor-trailer en route to Amada, Arizona. They were between the ages of 15 and 40 years old.
Coast Guard Discovers 12,000 Pounds of Cocaine
The Coast Guard made headlines last week as they offloaded over $190 million worth of cocaine in Miami, Florida.
The crew of the @USCG Cutter Seneca offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine at USCG Sector Miami.
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 20, 2019
The drugs came from a variety of operations in international waters off the coast of Central and South America, Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.
These operations enable us to extend our maritime borders, weaken the economic engine of Transnational Criminal Organizations, contribute to enhancing stability and security across our partner nations within Central America, and they combat the drug epidemic within our local communities.
-Cmdr. John Christensen, USCG
Four Marine boats were involved in intercepting the drugs: the Tahoma, Valiant, Seneca and Midgett cutters.
Barron Hilton’s Fortune
Barron Hilton, of Hilton Hotels, passed away on September 19th at the age of 91.
Barron’s father, Conrad Hilton, started the popular hotel chain, which Barron took over in 1966. Prior to that, he was in the Navy where he developed a love of planes, something that continued long after he left as evidenced by his large private collection.
Statement on the passing of founding Chargers owner Barron Hilton pic.twitter.com/ZmRqjj6NRQ
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) September 20, 2019
He was also the founding owner of the Los Angeles Chargers and was influential in making the franchise popular.
The billionaire and philanthropist decided to leave 97% of his estate — a total of $3.4 billion — to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which has multiple programs. According to its website, the non-profit charity helps with disaster relief and recovery, foster youth, safe water, homelessness and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Upon his passing, his son Steven Hilton said:
My father was a loving husband to our mother, Marilyn, a wonderful role model to his eight children, a loyal and generous friend, visionary businessman, respected leader and a passionate sportsman. He lived a life of great adventure and exceptional accomplishment.
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