The confiscation law allows the government to confiscate property without having to prove that it was used for illegal purposes
Washington— The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected the appeal of a man in Kentucky. The man’s truck was seized at the border with Mexico and detained by the federal government for more than two years.
The Magistrate did not comment on the validity of the lower court decision of the plaintiff Gerardo Serrano, who asked the court to force the government to hold a hearing immediately when the people’s property was confiscated.
The confiscation law allows the government to confiscate property without having to prove that it was used for illegal purposes.
When Serrano crossed the border in Eagle Pass, Texas while visiting his family in 2015, border agents searched and seized his Ford F-250 pickup.
It was reasonable for the agents to defend the seizure because they found “war ammunition” in the car, five rounds of ammunition, but no pistol. Serrano said that he used his cell phone to take photos of the transit and then refused to hand over the device’s password. Although he said he deleted the photos, he angered the agents.