Latin American Hot Borders
Latin American Hot Borders
On the Ecuadorian border the police receive an alert about a possible case of drug trafficking, a very nervous woman is detained at the border town of Arica, Chile accused of money laundering and at the border between Brazil and Paraguay, a woman tries to cross with a backpack containing marijuana.
In the Gulf of Urabá, between Colombia and Panama, the Colombian coastguard boards a commercial fishing boat that is carrying more than just fish while at the Friendship Bridge, linking Brazil and Paraguay, a taxi contains a young Brazilian woman and her travelling companion, a marijuana plant.
In Peru, after a large investigation, officials find a large cocaine lab operating in the middle of the jungle. Meanwhile on the border between Colombia and Ecuador, customs officials review thousands of commercial packages each day to halt the illegal import of goods.
As night falls at the Rumichaca International Bridge between Colombia and Ecuador customs police carry out an operation to catch illegal currency exchange. On the border dividing Peru and Chili customs officials receive an alert about 3 women travelling in a minivan who may be transporting cocaine.
In the early hours of the morning on the Ecuadorian border with Colombia a 4-month long investigation by local authorities carry out operation ‘fusion’ to break up one of the region’s most dangerous drug trafficking gangs. Meanwhile on the Rumichaca Bridge customs officials are interviewing a mother and daughter in an attempt to identify two females who are illegally exchanging currency.
Nothing Is What It Seems+
On the border between Brazil and Paraguay, a random search of a motorbike taxi uncovers various undeclared electronic devices. A further investigation of the young driver reveals even more undeclared goods. On the Colombian border a routine day for customs officials suddenly changes when a car trying to evade inspection knocks down an officer.
On the border between Colombia and Ecuador a mother and son are detained for attempting to export a big shipment of poor quality bananas. While the mother discusses a financial settlement with the officers, the son escapes with the cargo, leaving the mother in the hands of the authorities. Meanwhile between Brazil and Paraguay customs officers discover a large amount of marijuana in the boot of a car.
Customs officials on the border between Peru, Colombia and Brazil find an abandoned backpack in a passenger boat. Following a quick field test the bag returns a positive result for cocaine. A man crossing a bridge linking Brazil and Paraguay is detained after customs officers discover him carrying fake Brazilian currency, a serious federal offence.
Customs agents on the International Friendship Bridge confront a young man trying to cross into Brazil with newly-bought tires, but he struggles to prove that they were purchased legally. Meanwhile, on the Colombian and Ecuadorian border, agents searching a passenger bus find a large quantity of flour and cigarettes. The desperate owner tries in vain to convince the officials that the products are for personal use.
On the border between Chile and Peru, police officers detain a young man with cocaine capsules found taped to his thighs. Meanwhile, on the International Friendship Bridge, customs agents find a suspicious package under a motorcyclist’s vest. The tension mounts as an anonymous call alerts officials that a group of traffickers is headed their way.
On the border of southern Peru, customs agents find a suspicious package under a woman’s clothing. Using x-ray technology, they find a large amount of money she claims was a bank loan. Meanwhile, as evening sets on the border between Colombia and Venezuela, love is tested when a Venezuelan woman and a Colombian man must wait until sunrise to reunite because he doesn’t have the correct papers to cross into his sweetheart’s country.
Police officers detain two women who are trying to enter the border town of Arica with cocaine. Through interrogation, the officers try to find out who paid the women to cross the border with drugs. Meanwhile, customs agents patrolling the Simon Bolivar Bridge come across a family that is trying to bring a large quantity of illegal goods into the country.
Above the Law+
It’s a busy evening on the border between Brazil and Paraguay as police agents intercept a woman transporting a large quantity of medicine without any of the necessary medical prescriptions. Meanwhile, the Peruvian coastguard finds a small boat with an abandoned suitcase that is filled with a large quantity of cocaine.
A Dangerous Oversight+
It’s a busy day on the International Friendship Bridge as customs agents decide to search a suspicious car and two police officers detain a young couple after finding marijuana and a knife in their possession. Meanwhile, on the Chilean border, a drug-sniffing police dog signals to a young man who is traveling with his wife, his child, and some forgotten LSD in his wallet.
A Cemetery without Flowers+
In the border town of Arica, Chile, a man claims to be a moneychanger when customs agents discover he is carrying more than fourteen thousand undeclared dollars. Meanwhile, a couple tries to cross into Columbia from Venezuela with a large quantity of flowers. When customs agents inform them that they'll have to abandon the flowers, the man erupts into a violent tirade
On the border of Peru and Chile, customs agents inspect a car full of passengers who, upon inspection, are carrying triple the amount of money allowed to cross the border. Meanwhile, on the Brazilian border, a group of young men try to rush through with undeclared goods. Things go from bad to worse when they have a physical altercation with agents.
Just Another Day in Paradise+
Customs agents inspecting a passenger bus on the Peruvian and Chilean border detain a man hiding thirteen kilograms of cocaine in his suitcase. Meanwhile, in Curtibia, Brazil, agents discover various military-grade weapons with no police or military registration.
Something Smells Fishy+
In the bustling border town of Tacna, a Peruvian citizen is detained when he tries to carry illegal goods over the border. Things go from bad to worse when he gets aggressive with the agents. Meanwhile on the Argentinian and Chilean border, a man catches the attention of a drug-sniffing dog and is found with a suspiciously large amount of prescription medicines.
Buried in the Desert+
Customs agents working on the Peruvian border catch a woman trying to cross with seven thousand dollars more than what is legally permitted. Meanwhile, a family tries to cross the border with a large quantity of flowers and plants, but without the necessary paperwork. Most of the family accepts that they must abandon their goods and pay a fine, but the mother aggressively disputes the situation with the officers. She’s so busy arguing that she doesn’t notice her family, embarrassed by her behaviour, has left her behind.
Border agents on the International Friendship Bridge detain a young man with seven kilos of marijuana, but his casual demeanour, and the fact that he did not bother to hide the drugs, lead the officers to suspect that drug traffickers sent him across the border as a distraction. Meanwhile on the Chilean border, customs agents question a woman who is trying to cross with more money than is permitted for a single person. She claims that the money belongs to both her and her husband, but the rules are clear and the agents are forced to confiscate all of the cash. Later, a poverty-stricken woman is detained with counterfeit clothing that she is trying...
A Covered Face+
It is a busy morning in the border town of Arica, Chile. Border agents detain a man carrying 50 thousand dollars in undeclared currency. He convinces the agents that the money is legal, but when he goes to pay the proper fees, officials find traces of drugs on his hands. Meanwhile on the Chilean and Bolivian border, no one is allowed to cross without clearly showing their face to officials. But when agents confront a woman wearing sunglasses, they discover she has been severely beaten by her husband, who has suddenly disappeared. The race is on to find him before he escapes.
Final Resting Place+
Things at the border between Ecuador and Colombia take a serious turn when young backpackers bathing in the Guáitara River discover a dead body floating in the water. Meanwhile on the Rumichaca Bridge, customs agents detain a family trying to cross with a large quantity of merchandise they plan to sell. Unfortunately, they don’t have the right paperwork, so the agents are forced to confiscate the goods, leaving the family in dire straits.
Guns and Roses+
On the border between Peru and Chile, customs agents question a woman they believe is hiding illegal merchandise underneath her clothing. Things get a bit complicated when they discover she’s also armed. Meanwhile on the Rumichaca Bridge, customs agents detain a man carrying a large quantity of roses without any documentation. Although he tells the officials that the flowers are part of his business, agents confiscate the entire load.
Problems for Mama+
Customs agents working on the Peruvian border are on constant alert for new and innovative ways people try to hide illegal money when crossing the border. However, when they detain a woman carrying 15 thousand dollars more than what is legally permitted, without documentation and without trying to hide it, they are caught completely off guard. Meanwhile, agents discover that a woman trying to cross into Chile has an outstanding warrant out for her arrest. Turns out she had a conflict with her own son years ago and never showed up for court. Now, she faces a large fine or even prison time.
At the José María Córdova International Airport in Colombia, customs agents are always on alert for organized crime activity. After a luggage scanner detects illicit material inside a suitcase, agents find a large quantity of money being carried into the country by someone most likely hired by drug traffickers. Meanwhile, on the Rumichaca International Bridge between Colombia and Ecuador, agents discover a Colombian man with a large quantity of illegal goods. When questioned by the authorities, he blames his own mother.
Customs agents at the José María Córdova International Airport in Colombia find a suitcase with a substantially large amount of money. Nothing ever surprises this experienced team, but when they discover that owner of the suitcase is a nun, they are stunned. Meanwhile, on the Simon Bolivar Bridge that separates Colombia and Venezuela, an enterprising mother uses her own son to illegally transport beer across the border.