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Players on the dark side of the international drug war are some creative folks. They dig tunnels, build submarines and build ramps all in the name of giving that what scratches to the itchy on our northern side of the American/Mexican border.

The ramp mentioned above, while not as techie or as mole-y as are drug smuggling subs and tunnels, was one cool device. Unfortunately, from the smuggler’s point of view, it was not a well-thought-out device, since, lacking a flat, transition platform at its top, the SUV it was built to carry over the border fence got stuck, teeter-totter like at its apex.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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