|Star, ABPs mascot,
used her powerful sense of smell to find 37 suspected border
intruders during a pre-dawn walk with Glenn Spencer, head of
ABP. The group was found less than a mile from ABP headquarters.
Arizona -- August 9 - (ABP) American
Border Patrol's mascot, Star, a ten-month-old German Shepherd,
found her first group of suspected border intruders (SBIs) at
5:15 A.M. during a pre-dawn walk with ABP chief Glenn Spencer.
As the pair crossed over a culvert, Star started barking. Spencer
looked down and saw some of the SBIs. He immediately called the
Border Patrol who responded rapidly and rounded up the entire
group. ABPs sensors had picked up a large group moving through
a nearby canyon at 4:34 A.M. "I think this is the same group,"