Explosives Theft Qualifies As Near-Miss for USA

Imagine tons of explosives being stolen in Mexico and then transported by truck across the border into the United States.  Could it happen?  Over the weekend, it did.  Almost.

On Friday, according to an article in the Latin American Herald Tribune, 18 tons of industrial explosives were stolen from a cargo container during a robbery along the Monterrey-Saltillo Highway in the northern Mexico state of Nuevo Leon.  According to subsequent reports, Mexican officials located and recovered the stolen explosives within hours.  The thieves, however, remain at large.

But should Americans rest easy now?  Not after this near-miss event.

According to officials with the Mexican industry association, Canacar, thefts from cargo trucks on Mexico’s highways increased 40 percent last year.

North of the border, officials with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association are calling upon the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to immediately challenge the legality of the tariffs implemented one year ago by Mexico so that the debate regarding cross-border trucking with Mexico can be shifted from economics to highway safety and security.

In a news release Tuesday, OOIDA officials said Mexico has yet to fully address numerous other issues related to homeland security, criminal activity and its trucking industry.

“Too many safety and security issues have yet to be resolved. Those issues certainly haven’t improved in the past year,” said Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the 156,000-member OOIDA.  “This is what officials from Mexico should be focused on, and our U.S. trade rep should not be bashful about telling it exactly that way.”

Cross-posted at BigGovernment.com

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7 thoughts on “Explosives Theft Qualifies As Near-Miss for USA

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  3. I just don’t understand why we, the people< the bosses of the goverment ,are sitting on our duffs and allowing all this crap to go on. Wake up America, this is just one small thing in a sea of evil.

  4. mexican trucks recent stop over at ta in troy illinoise met 2 mexican truckdrivers shareing a 12 pack budlight thay were trying to figure out how to get to gary indiana i was thinking surely thay were not gonna head that till in am wrong twenty minutes after i informed them how to get there thay both cranked up and headed toward gary indiana these trucks both had duell mexican and texas tags on truck and trailer so fyi this is how thay do it duell registration but hay at 11 cents a mile ghuess you get what you pay for i mean i only make 38 cents a mile you do the math ask michelle obama we will all work for the goverment,,

  5. I truly find amazing that with the near miss of the truck getting the US do you think we might want to let them know in DC hey how about more a little more time spent on security and time fighting over how much we can screw people out of for useless things such as health care and such.

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