Illegal Import of Gas Foiled by Mexican Authorities

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MATAMOROS, Mex. – The Tamaulipas Coordination Group said two rigs filled with gas heading south of the border were seized over the weekend.

The group said the drivers of four rigs were trying to import what they claimed was chemical fertilizers to Mexico through the Los Indios International Bridge in San Benito.

The bust happened after Mexican officials were presented with fake customs paperwork.

The drivers of two other rigs returned to the U.S. side before they could reach the Mexican customs inspection area. U.S. law enforcement was notified.

According to a Tamaulipas government statement, both confiscated vehicles had authorized tags for cross-border transportation services.

The drivers were detained and turned over to the respective authorities. 

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