Associated Press reports that a new bill has been introduced to crack down on smuggling
drugs the U.S. -Mexico border. Senators from Nevada and New Mexico have
drafted a bill that would inhibit the increasing use of ultralight aircrafts
by smugglers to sneak drugs across the border.
The new law would close the loophole in the current law that gives smugglers
lesser penalties when using ultralights in comparison to cars or planes.
The bill would establish the same penalties and fines for trafficking
with ultralights as it is for planes, trains, and automobiles –
$250,000 fine and up to 20 years in prison.
The bill is co-sponsored by Nevada Republican
Sen. Dean Heller and New Mexico Democratic Sen. Tom Udall.
Gun shot victim, AZ Congressman Gabrielle Giffords, introduced the legislation
last year where it easily passed in the House, but died in the Senate.
Ultralight gliders popped onto the Homeland Security radar in Arizona about
3 years ago. These gliders are beginning to show up in desolate parts
of California and New Mexico as well. The aircraft seldom touches down,
but rather drop shipments off to be picked up by other smugglers on the
other side of the border.
Trafficking drugs is a serious offense that carries heavy penalties and
fines. If you or loved one are charged with possession of controlled substance
or Trafficking in Nevada or California, contact Joey Gilbert Law to discuss
your rights. Call Today for your free confidential consultation.