The Border Patrol’s Yuma sector said agents and officers from the Cocopah Tribal Police Department spotted the single-seater go-kart hauling a trailer through the desert near Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday night and gave chase.
The driver abandoned the homemade vehicle, which was spray painted a desert beige, fitted with knobbly off-road tires, and towing a trailer packed with 217 pounds of marijuana, about 100 yards from the border, and fled back to Mexico.
“It’s not something that we see very often,” agent Spencer Tippets said of the attempt. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Reuters)
Among the biggest challenges to a border trade and security agreement announced by Canada and the United States this week will be convincing Canadians their privacy won’t be invaded, U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson said Friday.
“There is this kind of urban legend that hey, the United States, once we get your information, it’s just there, anybody can look at it for any purpose,” he told the National Post’s editorial board. “That’s just not true. We value [privacy] as much as Canadians value it. This is confidential personal information, and it is important that we maintain the confidence of it and all those safeguards that we have in our system are going to apply to any information that we’re going to get in this process.”