FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Smugglers Using Barbed Wire Traps Against Border Agents

March 30, 2010  | 


Photo by Zevotron via Flickr.com.

Drug smugglers have apparently set "booby traps" for U.S. Border Patrol agents on roads along the border near Deming, agency officials said Monday.

The devices consist of barbed wire stretched like clotheslines across trails used by agents on all-terrain vehicles. The lines, which are difficult to spot, are about four feet off the ground and appear to be intended to knock a rider off the ATV. There have been no known injuries.

It isn't the first time such a tactic has been used by smugglers in the desolate desert south of Deming and west of El Paso.

Two years ago, a rancher informed the Border Patrol of two wires found stretched along a dirt road in a similar fashion. At that time, officials said it appeared the lines were targeting agents who frequently patrolled on ATVs.

Read Full Story at ElPasoTimes.com


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Morning Eagle @ 3/30/2010 9:06 PM

When are we going to learn to stop being so nice to those drug smugglers and start treating them as they deserve? Anyone who has ever accidentally slammed into a barbed wire fence or seen a horse or cow tangled in one understands just how cruel and dangerous this kind of booby trap is.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: New Images of Suspects in Attack on Philadelphia School Officers
Police have released new images of three suspects wanted in the assault of school officers...
Video: Wanted Man Shoots Tennessee Officer in Chest
Body camera video from an Algood, TN, police officer shows the traffic stop shooting that...
1 Dead, 1 Injured in Shooting Outside Maryland School
A woman is dead and a man is injured Thursday afternoon in a shooting at a public high...
Video: Ambushed Philadelphia Officer Receives Man of Year Award
A Philadelphia Police officer who chased down a gunman after being shot during an ambush...
Video: California Officer Shot in Head After Pursuit
An Antioch, CA, police officer was reportedly shot in nearby Pittsburg Wednesday night...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine