Smugglers 'On the Fence' in Crossing Attempt

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 3:14pm

YUMA, AZ — Two men attempting to enter the United States illegally early Tuesday morning were thwarted when their suv got stuck on top of the border fence.

The incident was discovered early Tuesday when border patrol agents discovered a Silver Jeep Cherokee attempting to drive over the fence using a make-shift ramp extending from Mexico into the United States.

The ramp's flawed design caused the jeep to become "high centered," and unable to move as it drove over the 14-feet-high fence.

When the agents approached the stranded vehicle, two men fled into Mexico with the contents of the vehicle.

The agents removed the jeep from the fence, and seized both the vehicle and the ramp.

In April 2011, half a million dollars worth of marijuana was seized from smugglers who used a portable truck ramp to illegally enter the U.S. in the same area.

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