We Ship Mexicans?-Illegal immigrants arrested in phony UPS van

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Minneapolis, May 24, 2012.

  1. Minneapolis

    Minneapolis New Member

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    NILAND, Calif.
    (AP) — It was a special delivery indeed — 13 suspected illegal immigrants from Mexico stuffed in a phony UPS van.
    The U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that agents stopped the van Friday as the driver tried to circumvent a highway checkpoint near Niland, about 150 miles east of San Diego in California's Imperial Valley, near the Mexican border.
    The van looked like a legitimate United Parcel Service Inc. delivery vehicle, except the company decal on the back door was slightly crooked.
    The driver, U.S. citizen Daniel Lopez, was charged in federal court in El Centro with illegal transportation of aliens, authorities said.
    Carlos Goens, the driver of another truck, was charged with the same crime after being detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint. He is suspected of coordinating with the UPS van.
    Migrants told authorities they had agreed to pay between $5,000 and $8,000 each to be smuggled into the United States, according to the criminal complaint.
    An agent reported seeing Goens leave a suspected stash house for illegal immigrants in the town of Brawley, leading authorities to the UPS vehicle. Another agent pulled over the UPS van at a mobile home park in Niland.
    Attorneys for Goens and Lopez did not immediately respond to phone messages Wednesday.
    Border Patrol agents recently began visiting Imperial Valley businesses and government agencies to warn about smugglers cloning their vehicles, said spokesman Adrian Corona. Telltale signs include misspellings on agency or company logos and crooked decals.
    In recent years, smugglers have used fake vehicles of the California Highway Patrol and Imperial Irrigation District.
    Last year, a white van filled with 13 illegal immigrants from Mexico dressed as clean-cut Marines were stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint near San Diego.
    A Border Patrol agent who had served in the Marine Corps wasn't fooled, especially when the driver didn't know the Corps' birthday.
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  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, nice job on the UPS van!
     
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    In a "The Onion" world, UPS would use this in a commercial showing a driver delivering a load of illegals with our logistics theme song playing in the background. Make for a great parody vid on YouTube but I'm sure UPS Corp. would have it pulled in no time. Ashame they have no sense of humor. I'd also make BaBa the driver in the vid!
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  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Probably stood out like a sore thumb because it was the only clean one on the road.
     
  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    When they get deported they should take all the Spanish info notices back with them.
     
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    No way! It has hubcaps.
     
  7. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Wonder if the driver had UPS socks? Someone must be buying them all up cause mine have been on back order for weeks!
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    He does. His mother gets $3 a day making UPS socks in Mexico.
     
  9. srvhero

    srvhero "leastbest"

    AWSOME !! lmfao :youreright:
     
  10. browndog123

    browndog123 New Member

    Wonder if it has telematics.
     
  11. OVERBOARD

    OVERBOARD Active Member

    It was the preload sup pickup workers for tomorrow.
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Lol, his ISPOHR is gonna be off bigtime.



    Illegals Stops per On Road Hour
     
  13. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    We ship Mexicans ?????

    Illegal immigrants arrested in phony UPS van - Yahoo! News


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    NILAND, Calif. (AP) — It was a special delivery indeed — 13 suspected illegal immigrants from Mexico stuffed in a phony UPS van.
    The U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that agents stopped the van Friday as the driver tried to circumvent a highway checkpoint near Niland, about 150 miles east of San Diego in California's Imperial Valley, near the Mexican border.
    The van looked like a legitimate United Parcel Service Inc. delivery vehicle, except the company decal on the back door was slightly crooked.
    The driver, U.S. citizen Daniel Lopez, was charged in federal court in El Centro with illegal transportation of aliens, authorities said.
    Carlos Goens, the driver of another truck, was charged with the same crime after being detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint. He is suspected of coordinating with the UPS van.
    Migrants told authorities they had agreed to pay between $5,000 and $8,000 each to be smuggled into the United States, according to the criminal complaint.
    An agent reported seeing Goens leave a suspected stash house for illegal immigrants in the town of Brawley, leading authorities to the UPS vehicle. Another agent pulled over the UPS van at a mobile home park in Niland.
    Attorneys for Goens and Lopez did not immediately respond to phone messages Wednesday.
    Border Patrol agents recently began visiting Imperial Valley businesses and government agencies to warn about smugglers cloning their vehicles, said spokesman Adrian Corona. Telltale signs include misspellings on agency or company logos and crooked decals.
    In recent years, smugglers have used fake vehicles of the California Highway Patrol and Imperial Irrigation District.
    Last year, a white van filled with 13 illegal immigrants from Mexico dressed as clean-cut Marines were stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint near San Diego.
    A Border Patrol agent who had served in the Marine Corps wasn't fooled, especially when the driver didn't know the Corps' birthday.
     
  14. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    Re: We ship Mexicans ?????

    Even without the crooked UPS decal on back, I'm pretty sure we don't use thedated ford cargo vans.

    Propts for the tight parrelel parking though. Can't slide a hand between bumpers, LoL. I wonder if they had UPS uniforms ?
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  16. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    That Mexi-can stole my UPS socks !!! no, I'm not racist. It's true!!
     
  17. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    Sing the Logistics theme in Mexi-can and get a free pizza !!
     
  18. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Must take her a couple days to knit each pair then if I have to pay $7 for them.