Mexico 'smugglers' car' gets stuck atop US border fence
- 1 November 2012
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean
Suspected Mexican drug smugglers who used ramps to try to drive over a US border fence were forced to abandon the plan after their car got stuck, US officials have revealed.
The two suspects were spotted by border agents earlier this week as they tried to move the Jeep sitting atop the 14ft (4.3m) fence on the California border.
They then decided to ditch the vehicle and fled back into Mexico.
The agents believe the suspects tried to smuggle marijuana across the border.
The car was found empty, but it was probably filled with bales of drugs before it got stuck, the US border authorities believe.
A similar daring smuggling scheme was tried on the US-Mexico border last year, but the suspects were captured.