Interesting Crossing

tndr_cpl

Active Member
It was kind of interesting when we crossed the border yesterday. Let me preface this by saying that a few months ago I left some bacon in our cooler (we had brout the bacon with us down there) and got a long winded lecture about it by the guy who found it. That being said, yesterday as I drove up to the check point, before the lady even took our passports she said "Richard?" and I replied Yes. I was shocked she had my name even before she saw the passport. I have to guess that the system is sophisticated enough to take my license plate and do the crossreference automatically?

She never asked us if we bought anything, she just went strait to our cooler asking if we have any fruits, vegatables or.....bacon???? Maybe I am on the bacon smugglers list now.

The funny this is, we had about a half package of bacon left when we left RP and being the rebel I am I had it at the very bottom of the cooler under everything else including the ice, water etc. When she said the word bacon as she open the back of our Durango I muttered "you gotta be sh_ttin me". Fortunately she didn't see it. I just had visions of being in jail with other smugglers and someone asking me what I was in for...
 

Landshark

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As I have said in the past, I think the US border agents have many ways to access, track, and record information about us. It would be unrealistic to think they don't. I have been giving away any forbidden items before returning to the US. As much as you hate to give stuff away, it's very rewarding to see how much it's appreciated.
 

Roberto

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Some say the bacon confiscation is a plot promoted by the Muslims and Orthodox Jews to purify the food chain in anticipation of Israel moving on Jerry's suggestion to buy up northern Sonora. Great use of your tax money, tracking Bacon !!!
 

marybna

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I have been asked where my dog was because he usually go with me. And he is big. I read about Sea Products on this site. Went there to buy shrimp. Great directions. Still had to go down to Old Port for Talapia and Halibut. Lots of good ideas here.
 

Ladyjeeper

Sonoran Goddess
Staff member
I posted on here last year about one of my trips after they got all the cameras and infrared stuff installed. I rolled up to the border and stopped. I was still rolling my window down when the agent said, "Good afternoon, Miss Ainsworth, how was your trip down this time?" I was dumbfounded! Big Brother is here.........
 

moore_rb

Stay Thirsty My Friends
Oh yeah- make no mistake - everything they see, say, ask; and all of your responses, are recorded permanently.

That bacon incident is on your permanent border crossing record.

However, I can't declare your experience as "interesting" if there were no handcuffs involved... but then, I'm a harcore player in the border crossing game. I've been yanked from my truck and cuffed more times for other people's offenses than anyone else I know...

Last weekend was the FIRST time I have ever come back into the US with my boat in tow without going over to secondary... I got home not knowing what to do with that extra 20 minutes.... :)
 

Roberto

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Oh yeah- make no mistake - everything they see, say, ask; and all of your responses, are recorded permanently.

That bacon incident is on your permanent border crossing record.

However, I can't declare your experience as "interesting" if there were no handcuffs involved... but then, I'm a harcore player in the border crossing game. I've been yanked from my truck and cuffed more times for other people's offenses than anyone else I know...

Last weekend was the FIRST time I have ever come back into the US with my boat in tow without going over to secondary... I got home not knowing what to do with that extra 20 minutes.... :)
I'm pretty sure they were all in training preparing for GV's arrival and did not have time for you. I hear they are practicing strip searches and body cavity searches !!
 

moore_rb

Stay Thirsty My Friends
I'm pretty sure they were all in training preparing for GV's arrival and did not have time for you. I hear they are practicing strip searches and body cavity searches !!
Poor Jack - run one red light and mow down one helpless old lady and they never let you forget it, do they...?
 

tequilatodd

Well Known Member
I might have mentioned this in another thread.....but when we came back in Feb over Pres day weekend, I claimed the extra tequila I had purchased. I was prepared to give it up and then they asked me about fruits or veggies. I always end up with extra limes and have never been hassled about it till this last trip. I received the secondary inspection. They didn't give a crap about the tequila. So when they asked me to produce the limes, I couldn't find them. I was sure I packed them. The older lady that wanted me to hand them over said..."well if you cant find 'em, you must not have packed 'em. Have a safe trip" HAHA
 

PitiquitoRosy

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Hi All, this is a little off-topic, but just to let you guys know they're paying attention. 3 weeks ago when crossing into the US, the guy asks me to lower the back windows so he could peer into the car. He saw a box of ProAlliance/RP Ramblings coasters I give to bar owner friends and asked, "Are you the Rosie from the forum? I understand I'm supposed to call you if I have a problem in Rocky Point". I asked if he reads the forum and he said he's not the only one.
 

El Tiburon

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Forum Supporter
I wondered about that when I read tndr-cpl's post yesterday. Not too sure I would have put that much information in my post.
 

PitiquitoRosy

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Now, granted I'm a little easier to identify, and I did have the coasters with the Call Rosie stuff on them, but thought you guys might be interested to know we are not alone.
 

Johnny

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If Customs and Border Patrol officers are in fact watching this site, I say thank you for your service. You have a very difficult job in very difficult times and with very limited resources. Personally I would not sit in one of those border crossing booths unless there was a police sniper on the roof. Arming you guys with handguns is a joke. A well armed sniper with a "green light" might cut down some of the riff-raff crossing into the US.

I recognize what you do when we pass through is directed by our President and absolutely worthless Homeland Security Director. I guess f+=king up Arizona wasn't enough so Obama made her HS Director so she can screw with all of us. Freakin' Obama....ran his 2008 campaign on fixing health care, turning the economy around and exiting Afghanistan. None of these are even close and he is probably going to get re elected. Food stamps and ACCESS care for everyone!
 

Kenny

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Obama messed up AZ? Now that's has to be one of the more delusional remarks I've heard on here in some time, but it's the second time you've mentioned killing Mexicans indiscriminately with a gun. I think it's right wing wing nut's like you that's messed up AZ Johnny.
 
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Johnny

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No, Obama didn't mess up AZ you nut. Janet Napalitano did. Regarding killing people; I have never said this you nut. I just said I wouldn't work in a dangerous job like customs unless I had adequate protection. People who work in law enforcement have a very dangerous job.
 

Johnny

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Speaking of delusional posts, Kenny-have you ever gone back and read some of your posts? I am new here but see you are goofy sometimes. Don't be hatin'.
 

Kenny

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Obama messed up AZ? Now that's has to be one of the more delusional remarks I've heard on here in some time, but it's the second time you've mentioned killing Mexicans indiscriminately with a gun. I think it's right wing wing nut's like you that's messed up AZ Johnny.
The first one was ...
Good, kill some more of them I say! I consider it nothing more than "thinning the heard!"

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And then #2...."A well armed sniper with a "green light" might cut down some of the riff-raff crossing into the US".
Who's the nut job Johnny boy? I guess you don't even know what the hell you post! How can you throw that hatin crap my way when you post about killing Mexicans while wrapping yourself in a American flag? You make me sick Johnny boy.
And I'll bet you wonder why U.S. citizens aren't allowed to bring guns into Mexico..LOL
 
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Johnny

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Man, if I these innocuous comments make you sick I can only imagine the stroke you have each day when reading the newspaper.

Innocuous:
1. Having no adverse effect; harmless.
2. Not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion; insipid.
 
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