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[*] posted on 12-1-2023 at 07:42 PM

I never had any problems at the military checkpoints, whether I crossed in July or January. They were always polite, never pulled any weird stuff, just doing their job.
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[*] posted on 12-3-2023 at 11:49 AM

Stupid comment #342. Why would an officer try to shake down a local Mexican? Odds are they don't have an extra $20-200 in their wallets.

But gringos do, most of the time. So of course they pull over gringos to shake down. More profitable.
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[*] posted on 12-3-2023 at 02:59 PM

Three times I have encountered temporary check points that were set up
and checking Mexican plated cars while waving US (and presumably Canadian) cars through.

They didn't even ask where I was coming from or where I was going.

If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space!

"Could do better if he tried!" Report card comments from most of my grade school teachers. Sadly, still true!
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