The Albertville Police Department is keeping an eye out for buses that appear to be coming into town on a regular basis. According to Chief Doug Pollard, the buses have been seen twice.
He says what makes them standout, is that both were filled with Mexican citizens. With Albertville’s problems over the years with illegal immigrants, he says that served as a red flag.
Pollard says after the first bus was spotted, his department contacted an investigator with the Department of Homeland Security.
“He( the investigator) took the tag number from the first bus we had stopped and said they had been looking for that bus for several weeks,” Pollard said. “Not transporting illegals in, but transporting narcotics in.”
Pollard says another bus was spotted this past Friday night. He says that bus was using switched license plates and the driver was ticketed for the offense. He says officers checked everyone on the bus and all had valid passports that had been stamped at a border crossing in Texas. He says those on board said they were just in the United States visiting.
Pollard says they have notified the bus company that they will be watched, especially after federal officials warned them of the possible connection to drugs. According to the bus’ log, it had made stops in Cullman and Huntsville before arriving in Albertville.