Apparently some folks from Mexico tried to illegally cross our border disguised as US Marines…not a bad plan until you get stopped by a border agent that actually was a Marine and asks a pretty simple question (that hell, even this Army doggy knew the answer to) that you don’t know the answer to.
The US Border patrol reported as a group they almost made it until an agent noticed that CPL Pussygato (AKA Guadalupe Sanchez Mohito Hernandez Ramirez de los Santos…who also goes by the stage name “La Jalepeno”) had the placement of her fake USMC Good Conduct Ribbon and SSDR backwards…..
I would be curious to know if they were held like “normal” illegals or do they get “special” treatment for donning military uniforms and trying to use forged government plates…I sure hope so. We already know that terrorist agents have crossed the border from that direction illegally, I sure hope we are keeping tabs as best we can of these such attempts.
Marine Corps' birth date trips up illegal immigrants
Friday, March 25, 2011 03:07 AM
By Richard Marosi
Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - The illegal immigrants donned Marine Corps camouflage uniforms and military-style buzz cuts. The license plates on their van had been switched from Mexican to U.S. government plates. If anyone asked, they were Marines traveling to March Air Reserve Base.
But their ploy didn't take into account the possibility of being stopped by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was an ex-Marine armed with a simple question. The agent, S. Smith, asked the driver to tell him the birthday of the Marine Corps. The driver, Arturo Leyva, didn't know.
Border Patrol Agent "Smith knows the (Marine Corps) birthday is one of the first things taught to all Marines in basic training. At that time, BPA Smith knew Leyva's claim of being a U.S. Marine was false," according to a criminal complaint from a smuggling case filed last week in federal court.
On the night of March 14, Border Patrol agents arrested 13 illegal immigrants, Leyva and another smuggling suspect, Jose Guadalupe Ceja Jr.
Smugglers and illegal immigrants have a long history of traveling in disguise. They have painted their vans to look like Border Patrol or public-utility vehicles. Immigrants wearing hard hats have posed as highway workers or government contractors.
Last week's scheme was aimed at slipping the illegal immigrants under the noses of Border Patrol agents who are accustomed to waving through Marines traveling through the I-8 checkpoint about 55 miles east of San Diego.
The smugglers gathered the illegal immigrants at a trailer park in the Imperial County town of Seeley. The immigrants already had crossed the border but needed to be transported to the Los Angeles area, which meant getting through the Border Patrol checkpoint.
The immigrants were ordered to change out of their clothing and into the military garb and caps, according to a statement Leyva gave to agents. The younger immigrants were told to sit toward the front of the van.
The van drew suspicion the moment it passed by Smith, a plainclothes agent who is part of an anti-smuggling team that patrols in unmarked vehicles. The government license plate on the van, he noticed, appeared to be altered.
After Leyva failed to answer the question about the birthday of the Marine Corps, the plot quickly unraveled.
The immigrants in the back of the van didn't even try to fool the agents. When asked for their citizenship, they all admitted that they were Mexican.
And the birthday of the Marine Corps? Nov. 10, 1775.