Drug traffickers are exploring a new creative disguise in order to transfer
their drugs across borders. The Tucson Border Patrol says that they seized
a truck last week that had decals claiming that it was a U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service vehicle. The decals looked legitimate, but inside the
flatbed the border patrol discovered marijuana. The border patrol and
other drug agents are calling these "clone vehicles."
Throughout the U.S., drug traffickers are driving vehicles claiming that
they are Texas Department of Transportation trucks or other government
vehicles. Police officers say that when these clone trucks are out on
the road, the key is to look at the license plate. Some of the license
plates don't coincide with the government vehicles, which can tip
the authorities off to the fact that the truck is a "clone car."
Other clone cars are discussed as AT&T service trucks, UPS trucks,
Halliburton tankers, Wal-Mart distribution trucks, Direct TV service trucks,
FedEx trucks, police cars or school buses.
If you were caught driving a clone car or have been accused of involvement
in a drug operation, call a
Texas drug defense attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today for more information.