Smugglers clone FedEx and Border Patrol vans

Clever smugglers are cloning FedEx, WalMart, Department of Transport and even US Border Patrol vans, filling them with dope, people, and cash, and driving 'em around with near impunity:

Savvy criminals are using some of the country's most credible logos, including FedEx, Wal-Mart, DirecTV and the U.S. Border Patrol, to create fake trucks to smuggle drugs, money and illegal aliens across the border, according to a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement…

A fake U.S. Border Patrol van was found to be carrying 31 illegal aliens in Casa Grande, Ariz.

An alert agent recognized that the "H" in the van's serial number is a letter used only on U.S. Border Patrol Jeep Wranglers. It should have been a "P."


(via Kottke)