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War On The Streets+
Separated from Mexico by just the Rio Grande River, South Texas must secure its border for the safety of Americans across the country. In 2011, over two million pounds of marijuana were confiscated within the Southwest Border Sector, and over 300,000 humans were apprehended trying to cross illegally. The ascendance of ruthless drug cartels in Mexico and their battle over smuggling routes has upped the stakes for both drug traffickers and illegal immigrants attempting to cross into the United States. And the war isn't just on the Mexican side anymore. Violence has spilled onto the streets of some U.S. border towns. Neither Border Patrol nor local...
In this episode of Border Wars, a Customs and Border Protection helicopter and Border Patrol river boat assist agents on the ground as they pursue suspected drug mules running through the dense brush, in an action-packed chase along the Rio Grande. A few miles east in the border town of Mission, Texas, local police raid a suspected drug stash house holding $2 million dollars worth of marijuana, and receive an unexpected surprise when suspected home invaders show up on the scene.
Cash And Corruption+
This episode of Border Wars explores Money and Corruption - speaking truths of an America few have seen in the Rio Grand Valley, a 43,000 square mile area of South Texas. We see how money has become something of a drug - corrupting people's lives, luring them into believing in its broken promises. The show begins at the Brownsville Port of Entry where Customs and Border Protection officers find $610,000 of cartel money in the spare tire of a truck. The driver now faces jail time.
Every day, U.S. law enforcement uses clever tactics against the smuggling operations that transport illegal goods over the border into the United States… and the smugglers fight back with their own tricks. Agents, scouts, surveillance, decoys and espionage make up this epic never-ending chess match with human lives and millions of dollars on the line with every move.
In this episode of Border Wars, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and local law enforcement know that drugs, humans, weapons, and money could be stashed anywhere , by anyone , at any time in South Texas. Throughout the region, smugglers and traffickers use clever tactics to hide, store, and transport illegal contraband , while agents and officers protecting the border and nearby communities, are determined to find the stashes before they disappear.
In this episode of Border Wars we meet specially trained agents and officers equipped to combat the border problems that prevail in South Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol RIIP team adjusts their tactics and hours to foil the current smuggling trends. And San Juan PD SWAT uses their tactical expertise to take down a suspected drug dealer without endangering the surrounding community. These teams and units are highly selective, and these agents and officers are the best of best.
Animals On The Frontline+
In this episode of Border Wars, we see law enforcement animals in action. We follow agents and their animal partners as they work tirelessly for Border Patrol and border town police departments, proving that the men and women working to protect the border couldn't be as effective without the help of these animals in action.
Rio Grande Rookies+
Every day the Mexican drug cartels recruit traffickers into the smuggling business. To defend the border and protect the border towns in south Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and local law enforcement recruit and train the best and brightest men and women they can find. In this episode of Border Wars, the rookies of Border Patrol are on the front lines, learning the ropes from veteran agents and officers, and discovering if they have what it takes.
The War Comes Home+
In South Texas, border-related violence is never far away. For the people who live here, it can be all too easy to get caught up in the action, and the lure of easy money can turn ordinary citizens into criminals. Experience the action along the Rio Grande River as Border Patrol and local law enforcement agencies try and stop drug dealers, smugglers, and undocumented immigrants from infiltrating residential neighborhoods, while also trying to keep innocent bystanders from getting involved.
The action on the border runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether handling drugs or shuttling illegal immigrants across the border, the smugglers never rest. So it's critical that the men and women in law enforcement stay prepared, alert, and ready to go at the drop of a hat. In this episode, we follow Border Patrol Agents and local law enforcement as they work around the clock to stop trafficking across the US border.
Officers in Puerto Rico keep a high-value seizure secure as they transport it back to San Juan.
Cocaine Dump Truck+
Agents in Puerto Rico target a drug cartel with an undercover 'buy and bust' operation, intercept a dump truck full of cocaine.
Cash In The Tank+
Officers in Puerto Rico work around the clock to take down suspected drug dealers inside a violent barrio, dismantle a powerful identity theft ring and intercept a huge cash load headed for the Dominican Republic.
Drug traffickers constantly attempt new and more cunning methods to avoid detection including an underground drug tunnel that crosses under the border.
Cartel Cash Stash+
Agents uncover a deceitful cartel tactic while chasing drug mules in the brush. Smugglers are using decoy bundles to divert Border Patrol away from the real loads.
Teenage Drug Mules+
A customs officer watching a live feed from a surveillance camera alerts border patrol agents as a known fence coyote tries to lead people over the fence in downtown Nogales.
In Douglas, Arizona Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents join with Border Patrol tunnel experts to search a tunnel hidden inside a suburban border house.
Midnight Drug Trap+
Border Patrol agents encounter juvenile drug mules crossing perilous terrain, intricate drug-running tunnels and a mother smuggling marijuana with her young children in the car.
Border Patrol agents enlist the help of the A-Star surveillance helicopter to track a suspected smuggling ring, in a high-speed vehicle chase.
Rio Grande Reefer+
The Border Patrol, fight back against the drug cartels and human smugglers who use the Rio Grande River as a route to cross the border with their contraband.
Bullets Over The Border+
Whether responding to a deadly shoot-out on the Rio Grande riverbank, or chasing down potentially armed illegal immigrants in the crop fields, the agents and officers stationed in Rio Grande Valley Sector of Texas are on constant alert
Agents in McAllen track a large group of illegal immigrants in the dark. It's unknown how many people they're facing. The pursuit leads the team to a large field, where they quickly realize they're far outnumbered.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers dismantle a smuggler checkpoint in the remote desert section of Ajo, seize a vehicle attempting to carry weapons and nearly 800,000 dollars into Mexico, and implement new strategies to keep up with a new, almost foolproof method of smuggling drugs
Four feet beneath Nogales, agents crawl through a claustrophobic drug smuggling tunnel, knowing they could come face to face with armed criminals.
The Blackhawk crew helps track suspects in one of America's most dangerous national park. On the ground, agents hunt for and recover large marijuana bundles stashed in the bush.
Grandma Drug Mule+
In a remote corner of Arizona desert, Border Patrol agents track a group of migrants using night vision technology, and with the help of a Blackhawk helicopter, agents on ATVs locate and arrest a suspected smuggler who is backpacking drugs into the U.S. Meanwhile, officers at a port of entry stop an unlikely but increasingly common drug smuggler - an elderly woman.
Seize And Destroy+
Every year the Department of Homeland Security seize large amounts of contraband: drugs heading north into the United States, guns and money traveling south over the border to the Mexican cartels, and vehicles and tunnels used in smuggling. Now the crews gain unprecedented access to facilities across the country, to show what happens to the contraband.
Officers discover marijuana ingeniously hidden in the tires of a flatbed truck, arrest illegal immigrants scaling the border fence with a ladder, and detain a young woman, laden with cocaine, who reacts in a bizarre way to her arrest.
In this episode of The Border, we get a unique view of Cuidad Juarez, one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
Twenty feet below El Paso, agents inspect a dark and dangerous storm drain tunnel, knowing they could come face to face with drug smugglers or illegal immigrants.
Along the El Paso-Juarez border, agents and officers of the Department of Homeland Security investigate a young couple who are suspected human smugglers, uncover a floor of marijuana in an SUV, and target a high-level supplier in a drug sting.
River Under Siege+
Agents chase smugglers who risk their lives to escape high speed pursuit, track a party of migrants who claim torture at the hands of Mexican police, and thwart an unorthodox attempt to smuggle moonshine-making equipment into Mexico.
Toxic Drug Tanker+
At the Falfurrias Station, smugglers bury drugs deep inside the toxic chemical cargo of tanker trucks, requiring highly trained Hazmat teams to uncover them.
Million Dollar Stash+
Agents pursue a pickup truck loaded with drugs ferried from Mexico, uncover a huge stash of heroin during a routine inspection, and attempt to rescue illegal immigrants caught in the floodwaters of the Rio Grande.
A search team races to rescue a mother and her son, abandoned by smugglers in the brush. Down by the river, agents investigate a family after a van full of marijuana is discovered outside their home.
Agents scour the border by air, land, and river, to stop illicit drugs and undocumented immigrants from slipping into the U.S. through the countrys largest inland port. Follow along as they track a group of immigrants hiking through private ranchland just north of the border. Face off with smugglers to stop a group of suspected immigrants from rafting across the river into the U.S. Uncover a dangerous drug rarely seen in the region. And team up with a SWAT team to bust a suspected coke house.
The officers and agents of the Department of Homeland Security work around the clock protecting America's borders.
In Laredo, Texas, agents and officers of the Department of Homeland Security watch for illegal migrants and their scouts along the Rio Grande, recover a half ton of marijuana from a false wall in a truck, and destroy drug traffickers most valuable commodity.
In this episode of Border Wars agents and officers of the Department of Homeland Security must fight the flow of illegal narcotics into the U.S. in the aftermath of Hurricane Alex, while working alongside the flooded Rio Grande to keep illegal immigrants from entering the U.S.
In this episode of Border Wars, officers and agents of the Department of Homeland Security prepare to secure Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, Florida. They patrol before, during, and after the game from the ground, the water, and up in the air. Their mission: prevent a security breach at the Super Bowl, all while patrolling the rest of Miami for narcotics trafficking and illegal immigration.
Death On The Rio Grande+
In this episode of Border Wars, officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection patrol the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas. These men and women seize illicit narcotics, recover the body of a missing person, and uncover a stash house filled with illegal immigrants.
In this episode of Border Wars, Customs and Border Protection agents discover 1000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of aloe vera, coordinate with local ranchers to patrol their property and rescue a mother and daughter left behind by guides.
In this episode of Border Wars, U.S. Customs and Border Protection air interdiction agents track a group of crossers racing back to Mexico, and officers stop a man at the port of entry whos wanted for murder in Miami. Dramatic tension builds as an ATV unit searches for illegal crossers in the highly trafficked fields just inside the Rio Grande border. The narrow liquid border between Texas and Mexico may seem easy to cross, but many of those tempted by the Rio Grande or, as its known in Mexico, Rio Bravo del Norte or "Fierce River of the North" lose their lives here.
In southeastern Texas, the Rio Grande is the dividing line between the United States and Mexico. Here, Customs and Border Protection officers and agents are on patrol 24/7 to enforce immigration laws and to stop the trafficking of illicit goods, including drugs and weapons. In this episode of Border Wars, officers and agents of the Department of Homeland Security intercept a load of weapons heading into Mexico, bust a suspected narcotics stash house, and conduct surveillance on the banks of the Rio Grande. A total of 67 journalists reportedly have been killed in Mexico since 2000 while another 11 others have gone missing since 2003.
In this episode of Border Wars, agents and officers of the Department of Homeland Security apprehend airline passengers with counterfeit identification, intercept a load of narcotics on a boat bound for Florida, and raid an area in Puerto Rico hoping to dismantle gang and drug operations. The airline passengers, a pregnant woman, and her husband, told officers through an interpreter they were trying to get to the Brazilian Embassy after having their passports and $14,000 stolen in St. Martin. During questioning with a U.S. Border Patrol intelligence agent the couple was able to positively identify the person helping them information that may end...
Coke On The High Seas+
In this episode of Border Wars, agents and officers of the Department of Homeland Security target illegal immigration and contraband smuggling. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) task force performs a sweep of North Miami Beach, seeking out drug violence and gang activity. Customs and Border Protection officers search a 90-thousand ton cruise ship for corrupt crewmembers. And several government agencies work together to intercept a massive drug load stashed onboard a Panamanian fishing vessel.
In this episode of Border Wars, Miami and Puerto Rico , agents and officers with the Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration intercept a boat with a multi-million dollar drug load , apprehend an alleged member of a transnational gang, and destroy a marijuana grow house.
San Diego Front Line+
An undercover sting helps bring down an illegal human smuggling ring, as the US Customs officers continue to protect the US-Mexico border.
Agents uncover a huge haul of marijuana hidden inside a tractor. Elsewhere, a blinding fog causes a headache for border protection officers.
Officers attempt to cut the supply line of drug money to deadly Mexican cartels. But could there be corruption within the ranks?
Agents working at San Ysidro, the busiest land border crossing in the world, discover a car filled with hidden narcotics.
In Nogales, Arizona, U.S., CBP officers prevent a wanted man from slipping across the border, uncover a shocking cartel smuggling strategy and break a port record for a single seizure of narcotics. Suspicions are high as a man driving a silver pick-up truck nervously approaches the Nogales port of entry. After a canine unit inspects the vehicle, the pick up truck is dismantled and agents find hidden compartments inside the seat belt housing. The team uncovers over 27 kilograms of heroin with a street value of more than U.S. $1.5 million - the largest heroin bust in the port's history. Meanwhile, agents manning "the Beast" - a Black Hawk helicopter...
The Human Stash+
After being abandoned by the paid "coyote" guide in charge of smuggling them into the U.S., a group of illegal immigrants in distress contact border patrol for a rescue. The immigrants have been travelling for days in the desert sun with little food or water, and the team must act fast to find them and administer aid. A high-speed chase involving a pick-up truck with illegal immigrants takes a potentially sinister turn after officers learn two young twin girls are travelling with a man who falsely claims to be their father. Back at the port of entry, CBP officers stop a vehicle reeking of gasoline, and find a hidden compartment filled with marijuana...
In this episode of The Border, Border Patrol agents uncover a hidden tunnel that leads straight from across the border and into downtown. The hidden tunnel, which is temperature-controlled and lined with wood panels to keep it from collapsing and to help cart heavy shipments, leads directly to an abandoned warehouse in the middle of downtown Nogales - a clear sign that the drug cartels are getting bolder with their attempts to smuggle drugs into the U.S. In the desert surrounding Nogales, Black Hawk helicopter crews lead a chase through difficult terrain in total darkness to catch a group of drug mules carrying large loads of marijuana. In the...
Risking all, border patrol agents confront drug cartel foot soldiers in the dead of night in Night Shift. But, the two agents confronting the traffickers are up against heavy challenges when poor radio signals leave them unable to contact each other about a possible plan of attack. Flying nearly six kilometres above the desert, the CBP's Predator aircraft is nearly invisible from the ground, can stay aloft for over 20 hours and is equipped with a powerful camera. The craft is remotely piloted from a ground-based hub 80 kilometres away and it spots a group of suspected illegal border crossers in the Baboquivari Mountains. Responding to the call,...