Mormon Mom & Mexican Madness

Beautiful Acapulco is one of the most dangerous cities in the world in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

There are hundreds of thousands of TONS of marijuana smuggled into the United States through our sieve-like border every year. It travels by airplanes, steamships, tunnels, cargo trains, and big rig trucks.  The Mexican-American border is also one of the most corrupt boundaries between countries in the world.  Pay-offs to border guards, Mexican officials, patrols, and police are as common as beans in rice.

That’s why it’s absurd that a Mormon mother of 7 is now rotting in a Mexican prison cell accused of smuggling 12 pounds of pot into the US. The woman, Yanira Maldonado, 42, of Arizona said she never even smoked pot much less smuggled it. The Mexican-born woman and her husband were returning to Arizona after a relative’s funeral. Witnesses said they did not see the Maldonados carrying extra packages onto the bus.

“Blind mule smuggling” is common through the Mexican border and a good possibility in this case.  Low level street dealers choose Americans who are least likely to be stopped by the border patrol, hide pot in their cars without their knowledge, and also plant a GPS transmitter.  Their accomplices in America then break into the car after it arrives at its destination in the US.

Clueless Americans should consider an alternative to a vacation spot in Mexico.  Any state in the Southwest has the same sun, heat, food, desert, charm, cacti – plus many of the people don’t speak English. And it’s safer.

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