The recent drug and illegal alien busts show how the new x-ray machine helps screen for contraband coming from Mexico. Customs and Border Protection officials say its the first machine of its kind at the border.
The xray machine sits at the entrance to San Ysidro’s secondary inspection. That’s where agents send vehicles for extra screening. Agents in secondary, in some cases, would tear cars apart in a sort of Easter Egg hunt for illicit items. Customs agents say they’ve seized more than 3000 pounds of drugs since they began using the machine. More….