Friday, October 14, 2016

3 Canadian busted in Utah with 107 kilos of crystal meth

The Calgary Herald is reporting that Kyle Carson Taylor, 19, and Caicedo Ramirez Santiago, 20, both of Calgary and Brennan Carter Tutt, 24, of Airdrie were caught driving a truck full of 107 kilos of crystal meth Monday near Provo, south of Salt Lake City.

St George News is reporting that law enforcement officials received a tip about a Ford F-150 that was possibly traveling through the area, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. A trooper spotted the vehicle and pulled it over for a signal violation. UHP narcotics K-9 Diesel was deployed around the truck and alerted to the presence of drugs in the bed of the truck. The whole box was full of crystal meth. It's the largest bust in Utah's history.


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    1. Indeed. I often wonder why they don't walk the drug sniffing dogs up and down the line up at the border.

    2. Because some Border Patrols are paid to let loads through. Happens all the time.

  2. Well, the US does it at the US-Mexico would seem to be more problematic for them to do it outbound at the US-Canada border, after all screening incoming traffic to Canada is a Canadian job. "Don't worry about all the money that would cost you, we'll take care of that". Not likely.

    The other thing you have to understand is that a K-9 effort that would screen all traffic would be a really big effort, the dogs can't be worked for an 8 hour shift
    like humans and they need qualified/trained handlers to run them. It's not like the airport where they can target passengers incoming from "more likely" flights, at the border you have to check everything. It's pretty apparent they already focus on the commercial traffic, to have dogs running every lane for every vehicle would be an order of magnitude expansion of their K-9 program. But yet that's what we see here, three guys in an F-150, not a commercial vehicle. In addition, I think we would find that these guys intended to enter at a much smaller crossing point, there are some in the interior when they close down for the night and at those times it's like ordering food at a drive-thru, you are talking to someone 40 miles away who has no ability to check the vehicle in real time.

    1. I have seen them with the dogs at the border on rare occasion but they were just standing there not sweeping the lines. I think sweeping the lines with the dogs once in a while on a random basis would be wise.

  3. Thank-you, Trailrunner78-your insight is appreciated.

  4. Good dog! Steak for dinner.

    If customs wanted to have more dogs they would be there, but that costs money. Are taxpayers willing to pay for it? Not likely. Even if Revenue Canada said, everyone who pays tax pays one dollar more for dogs, trainers, handlers, etc. we would still hear the howls. Remember we are a country which does not want to pay for clean running water on Northern Reserves or prevent First Nations children from killing themselves.

    It may be that these young men were put out of business by completion or some one knew what they were doing and did the right thing.


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