Mota’s Place, one of the handful of shuttle services running from Arizona to Puerto Peñasco … well, let’s just say they are most likely not running any more shuttles to Puerto Peñasco anymore. Or anywhere, for that matter.
A popular lower-cost shuttle service between Phoenix and Rocky Point has been shut down amid allegations that its owners were involved in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs and launder the proceeds.
Federal agents raided the bus stand of Mota’s Place Shuttle last week in the border town of Lukeville as arrest warrants were issued for the owners of the west Phoenix company and other defendants.
A grand jury indicted 47 defendants, including the company’s owners, last week on a total of 115 counts … The Motas have been the registered owners of Mota’s Place Shuttle since 1991.
Reuters has a much better article online now.
Please remember, there are still other shuttle services you can use to get to Puerto Peñasco.
PS – There’s a new issue of De Frente’s online, too. Enjoy.
p.p.s. – I had to share this one, too, because it’s sort of amusing, in that dear-god-I-can-see-that-happening-here kind of way: Tijuana reluctantly welcomes another American import: Starbucks – from the San Jose Mercury News.