Mexico 'smugglers' car' gets stuck atop US border fence

Suspected smugglers' car is stuck on US-Mexico border The suspects decided to ditch the car, escaping back into Mexico

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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.

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