A 62-year-old local Kentucky resident learned about civil asset forfeiture the hard way in September 2015 when border crossing agents seized his vehicle.
According to press sources, the Kentucky man was on a trip from his home in Tyner, KT, to visit his aunt and relatives in Zaragosa, MX. U.S Customs and Border Protection agents at Eagle Pass, Texas, reportedly witnessed him taking photos of his truck. His troubles began from that point as agents approached him and requested to look at his phone. After he refused to give out his phone password, the agents told him to park the vehicle.