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Tonight -- the war stories.
Drugs money and narco terror.
Mayhem in Mexico.
It was just call 800.
What's buried in unmarked graves -- late and -- ordered certain cells throughout the three dozen kidnappings.
Thousand missing people and a teenage cartel -- tells all how.
That's next on war stories.
History -- this is just one of Mexico's faces today the other.
-- -- Torture.
-- sometimes committed with flamboyant weapons like these gold plated dog and silver ammunition.
No one is immune to the twisted -- Among those seduced by the lifestyle -- beauty queen.
Drop and politicians.
It's been called -- narco insurgents savage gunfights among heavily armed drug cartels here in Mexico.
Have killed thousands and captured headlines.
Violence spiraled out of control -- threatens -- across our border.
Narco terrorists have already.
Infiltrated 230 American cities one of them is twenty year old Russell Leo right in his first on camera interview.
This cartel assassins did.
-- may have killed up to thirty people.
This is war stories and I'm Oliver North coming -- for Mexico City.
Behind me the national cathedral in the heart of this sprawling metropolis of when he really.
The lethal combination of drugs money and violence is -- -- but today it's deadlier and bloodier than ever.
Since December 2006.
-- staggering 111000 people have died in drug related violence in Mexico.
That's more than doubled the number of Americans killed in Afghanistan and since 2001.
And the effects of this narco brutality evident well across the US border.
-- that pot illegal drugs from Mexico shipped -- eastern states.
As a major distribution.
-- -- -- Has been around here say.
And in our president the boy's kidnapping is believed to be linked to his grandfather's involvement with Mexican drug dealers.
The department of just says Mexican cartels have infiltrated.
230 American city.
One of them is.
Neighborhood near you.
Narcotic pain his smuggling have long been an issue here in Phoenix but this is kind of closed source -- -- -- started seeing a proliferation of while Walgreen.
Term home invasions.
90% of the cocaine that and corners street travels to Mexico.
-- -- methamphetamine.
Consumed by Americans is produced at.
Southern neighbor is also the main foreign supplier of marijuana.
But enough -- -- -- Has come down with us gone up -- youth violence among these groups.
Attorney general Eduardo Medina Mora -- Mexico's top law enforcement.
Before December 2000 equipment like president Felipe Calderon the 52 year old lawyer -- the federal police and for -- and headed Mexico's intelligence.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That I couldn't be used by some accounts Mexico's Ciudad Juarez is the most dangerous city in the American news.
More storage traveled there to meet -- -- its -- -- Jose Reyes Marines.
At blacks here about 600 people killed in the -- -- 800.
We're very yeah unmarked graves downtown El Paso used to be.
Just a few feet from Texas and Juarez is the epicenter of a vicious turf war the Gulf of Mexico.
Rival drug cartels are creating mayhem as they battled for control of plus we're shipping orders straight into the heart of America.
Their biggest -- I think this time but it died.
Only be classified in.
The world about it people.
Died last -- war.
Between different cartels.
Mike -- -- 23 years fighting drug trafficking in narco terror for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Recently retired he was in charge of global operations for the 5300.
Along that selfless work -- some of the most lucrative book.
In the world location location location.
He didn't believe in them in bulk cash gross.
Mexico border and -- -- just.
Narco traffic -- dollars or almost on par with the tourism industry which in 2008 generated about thirteen billion from Mexico.
During his presidential campaign Calderon vowed to crack down on the cartels.
After assuming office -- in the armed.
The army came in with about 2000.
Presently the -- and those.
It's an old armed troops.
That would join the -- police.
Soldiers have been deployed all across Mexico.
A quarter of their army is now committed to fighting narco terror.
Since December 2006.
President Calderon has -- a formidable battle against the narco kingpin -- A history of corruption in the Mexican government -- its prisons referred to his universities of crime.
This is a jaw dropping example.
Watch his 53 in the story out of a prison and -- it's taken many believed to be cartel hit man.
The attorney general was detained -- forty.
People -- children.
Some of the things -- to have president -- of them start prosecuting.
Who work ruffled so far from here.
And thank them.
Public officers from police officers to very high ranking.
Of users can think of him.
When the -- first came in a year ago they were stopping police cars and they actually.
Found at least two police cars with drugs and that what transporting drugs and organized crime this is the only city.
That went through a tremendous cleanup process.
-- the police department.
The mayor to the help of his then police chief Roberto or do you lose and I'm -- -- -- Went through the whole clean -- half of that police force.
Identified as not being trustworthy and thrown out.
What happened to -- who.
We police officer detective and were killed there were several threats on his slide for for many months to Fred said.
Every 48 hours until -- police -- to say you don't think they'll fortunately 48 hours later.
To police that -- were killed to prevent.
The murders of more of his name or do you reluctantly resigned and left Mexico.
-- -- -- isn't a little.
Juarez police department is now run by former military personnel like this retired air force her.
19100 soldiers and police officers are now fighting the cartels plus the miles from downtown El Paso -- about it a little bit.
When we met and warrants -- crystal ball had been and the shots -- -- joining us that's not very sharp young men and women.
I think when an event that was very good police admit to help soldiers it all becomes an even stronger -- How many.
Our our new persons for the -- This three times.
You've been threatened personally how -- -- delivered.
Most of the -- and I delivered via the police make it and every time police officer was gonna be kill you -- hear on the radio.
Person do you think we call.
-- -- -- Then music saying that -- -- few minutes later someone within the police -- could be killed or.
The grim reality of narco terrorists it's created Mexico.
Big 2000 mile border separates us from the Dublin next door and they didn't -- and be protected.
I don't let me.
Being here a Colombian commandos take out a cocaine lab that's next on war stories.
-- the -- of the Americas port of entry one of the busiest along our 2000 mile border with Mexico.
Just the cross that bridge -- southern neighbors are waging war against narco insurgents that have murdered thousands.
And terrorize two nations.
What percentage of that news bar -- convince them to other -- -- civilians you're going across -- cartel or cartel.
Until August 2000 and they've got to the DEA's man in Mexico.
For three years he served as regional director for operations in north and Central America.
The American marketplace.
What's fueling this narco insurgency.
Where there's -- demand -- will -- I think -- cartels are successfully stepped in to saturate the market.
For cocaine the Mexican groups act as middlemen moving the drug -- from -- point of origin in South America.
Don't -- All the cocaine it's abused around the world is coming from one place in Indian region of South America.
It's coming from Colombia -- -- -- -- This is Colombia not far from where I was standing the foothills of the Andean mountains.
More than half the world's cocaine is -- here quite the rest of battles one of the we'll run -- regular Rivera is awaiting trial in the US and trafficking charges.
We're equipped and trained to work -- -- us here retirements in the jungle.
In the air assault operations with a -- -- people who.
We can't reveal his identity nor that it was two years -- -- special agent has been fighting -- insurgents in Colombia for four years.
Their main goal -- -- far the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia.
-- globally recognized terrorist organization more than 101000 strong.
They feel the insurgents -- they're here.
By the -- production silk okay.
He and seven other special agents make up here in Colombia is narco terrorism and jungle operations you know but I didn't -- -- The international.
Analysts along with the US community there about going to raise this -- their mission -- Demotion.
And destroyed the facility hidden beneath dense jungle foliage in the Indian basin.
The secret location it was revealed by -- confidential source.
DEA -- shared information with the Colombian national -- framework that second -- -- brave professional.
Curious and their effect.
War stories that -- the US and Colombian team and the operation.
We didn't -- 35 Colombian jungle -- is -- because the English.
Relief force trained by the -- VAN US special for us.
-- -- -- -- BA war stories and ten -- -- were on the second -- After -- flight.
Every 13 -- out to their positions.
And trekked to the objective.
This is a drug lab high in the NBA and -- Columbia.
Triple canopy -- high altitudes some tropical just a few degrees from the equator.
-- appeared to house 26 people.
No -- -- they're judging -- the warm rays and who still on this road.
We just miss the narco.
You're gonna miss lunch.
-- profit from face right now this is final practice here for rights of cocaine active street station our process -- should.
All the cans of chemicals precursor chemicals -- how did they get here.
In any -- will.
Over and that underneath that children.
Many microwave ovens they -- big opening.
-- -- Right -- Okay how long is this -- -- here just left.
They use for -- When we go these missions that would process the scene and we look for us in effect and send it back to special testing in the United States and -- -- -- -- Then.
Utilize whatever that is that that laboratory to see if we can make that connection connect with us.
-- get up to you somewhere in Florida small -- and it was really made an impact not only locally here in Bogota and internationally.
And and then back in the state.
As a special agents in the and get their evidence they found a cocaine production -- They have a tally -- there at the cocaine press machine showed that they had -- under and two kilograms cocaine before right.
Street value in Tucson Arizona one point five million in New York City.
Twice that amount.
In less than two hours but needless to -- the last.
To put it permanently out of business.
As an all -- some battles are lost another one.
One of the greatest US success is shutting down South Florida and -- trafficking -- Used by legendary kingpins like Pablo Escobar during the 1980s.
But that created a new problem.
Consequently be Colombian traffickers formed alliances for the first time.
With the existing Mexican cartels.
His nickname -- but -- those -- -- the barrel of his own he's anything but small next Star Wars story.
The most wanted man in Mexico.
In the late 1980s and ninety's American law enforcement tightened the noose on traditional smugly -- to the Caribbean and South Florida.
By the time legendary kingpin Pablo Escobar was shot -- killed like.
The traffickers -- found new ways of sending their contraband.
Mexican drug world.
Was dominated by -- junior and the motto career.
For over thirty years longtime Arizona resident chuck -- he has been writing about -- oracle business -- Like deleting them by a model -- you.
He's got so big news dominating not simply the other drugs people putting was dominated the government affected.
Through and if you world thank you mr.
Henry Ford invented the assembly lines we've created the continuity -- ensure -- -- America.
-- whose powerful Juarez Cartel kingpin routinely ordered tons of cocaine.
And aircraft -- And shipped directly within -- in Mexico.
Eventually smuggling drugs into the US.
-- -- -- died at 41.
Allegedly from complications following plastic surgery to change his appearance.
He wired the -- and nobody knew him and it was wrong hole on on assault.
Shipping route that was like -- in the additional views of trafficking cocaine for the south Americans.
The next -- -- -- -- existing production and distribution.
Of the different.
Joseph why is where -- -- there's people crop next.
Because that's controlled entirely by -- traffickers they control from the for the cultivation to.
In many instances the point of distribution in the United States special agent -- Arabic runs to gays don't -- diminished.
Covering an area -- -- 154000.
Square miles -- The size of California.
That's about 2000 -- there and there's an additional 7000 pounds there.
All of that was seen from more than one.
The stuff was already -- -- correct.
This marijuana hadn't seen the 151000 pounds in this -- where.
Could have stretched upwards of twelve billion dollars US streets.
The major cartels in Mexico for the Gulf Cartel the world's first told you -- -- -- And -- -- wolf there's another one.
This is one of the most wanted men and Mexico Joaquin held -- goes yeah kingpin of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Five foot six stature earned him the nickname shorty.
Good been recently debuted as number 700 -- and Forbes list of the they're gonna -- his personal fortune an estimated one billion dollars.
Ending his marker he was incarcerated in the Mexican prison clothes -- escape from the laundry truck.
Translation -- well yeah.
He's been on the run.
Ever since but the reality of the situations and -- Guzman and he's -- demand more.
Perhaps but earlier this year was also up -- reportedly ordering his henchmen to kill anyone.
Which threatens his drug running business included.
US law enforcement can't stay on the job -- -- field fruitful.
The power of the -- our principal drug cartels in this country.
All had tentacles.
Into certain cells operating throughout the United States which results -- albeit limited.
-- -- very important spillover of violence into our home country.
An exclusive prison interview -- -- already an American citizen recruited to kill for one of Mexico's most brutal cartels.
And it was US army ranger wounded in Somalia -- black hawk down and -- always on the border with Mexico and a different kind of -- Mean one of America's guardians next.
And war stories.
What's 111000 people have been murdered in Mexico's drug cartels -- each other to dominate multibillion dollar smuggling -- into America.
The most dangerous city in Mexico City about Juarez right on the border.
Ironically the third safest city in American El -- taxes is just a short bridge away.
A little more and colleague from here on here.
Known as the eyes in the sky.
Four's special agent I don't really -- -- flight risk area of operations in the single engine turboprop.
The agency is more than -- hundred aircraft for surveillance.
And supporting and investigations on the ground.
When there's -- when -- -- yeah cause I was.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We don't want to open it and now.
The bad bad -- -- -- -- US Customs and Border Protection -- CPP.
Guards -- 2000 mile frontier with Mexico.
Control US ports of entry.
And patrol the -- landscape of our southwest's.
These mustangs are actually very very dirty horses they're very good about.
Reverend Jackson but this -- -- mean times.
Hardly -- actually was citizen.
-- there to Rodriguez -- 35 year old former army ranger wounded in action during the 1993.
Black hawk down mission.
Today he continues to serve his country on the home front -- could -- the border with.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I joined the -- of what's going on public doesn't think.
Agent Rodriguez is a team leader with a CBP's special response team a tactical unit and -- -- lot.
But -- -- all Border Patrol agents his main goal is to stop illegal entry.
That -- Harrisburg a drug -- -- does Romanians.
-- -- -- And they should increasing people who can't pay the fee to be smuggled across the border are being offered an option.
Carrying drugs in it.
Down thirty I'm going public and community.
And every -- -- He would you got short you don't have to carry this backpack narcotics if you actually.
I'm multi billion dollar operation people around the Vatican news -- about.
And stopping it can be just as dangerous.
-- fellow agent Robert -- was killed and actually.
In July 2000.
According to the ongoing investigation the five suspects detained in connection with a murder.
Are thought to be either drug or human traffickers.
Or -- The latest addition -- -- arsenal of deterrence does this affect us.
Some 630 miles have been built at a cost 2.3 billion.
As those plans changed everything from what you face.
Definitely he's the expense of you made a big big difference there have been nice down drug trafficking organizations a lot of that would take.
-- -- -- -- The CBP and other local state and federal agencies are up against increasingly -- changes and cutting smugglers.
They've -- cocaine frozen sharks built -- so we're supposed to ship narcotics under water.
Even at loaded ultralight aircraft soaring into America.
And on the ground in trench along the border and network of miracle couldn't -- keepers.
-- what's a gatekeeper.
Gatekeepers the the key -- station to the drug trafficking.
Criminal actively -- southwest -- DEA's -- -- is the director of -- the El Paso intelligence center.
They have family on both sides have businesses on both sides.
Of the border to them.
It is that he minor challenge of these -- track it's very much for whom.
Four -- higher court talented team obviously.
Controls the drug movement into Mexico.
These are -- individuals in Mexico that don't have the and knowledge to break the Whitney understanding of that -- -- these individuals will develop a relationship with gatekeepers those individuals will then take the drugs north into the United States.
US and allied law enforcement intercepts over six million pounds of illicit drug here.
But narco terrorists stop at nothing to protect their loads and eliminate.
Coming up don't miss the bone chilling account of -- so Leo -- American born us asking.
For the most say it is that's next on war stories.
This is the real -- 12150.
Mile long natural border between Texas and Mexico.
On the American side.
The city of -- On the other and we've already a Mexican city start by narco terror.
-- those in the lone star state the river is what separates them from the bloodshed next door.
Many who grew -- straddling the border fall praised -- mercy mission.
Of a life of popular.
-- -- -- But they go into the drug world live longer lose a good look from one almond eyes closed his driver car for a while.
-- Twenty year old -- we go right to serving seventeen years for his role in the murders of more Garcia.
And no -- floor.
From Robertson -- state prison in -- tech is he sat -- -- -- -- stories producer for his first on camera interview.
-- five foot three -- American citizen to drive the life of crime that begin at thirteen and ended behind bars.
-- -- to a father worked construction and a hair stylist mother raven said he had a good childhood as one of ten children.
Struggling fairly -- -- radio and settled into a neighborhood right on the Rio Grande.
Just yards from Mexico.
-- to refuse to talk about his criminal career in America.
But did offer rare insight into the secretive inner workings of the Mexican cartel -- induced him with a promise of a life of luxury.
Those wrong people are believed to be cartel henchmen who befriended the -- and thirteen year old at a night -- in Mexico.
Party and turned to violence when the young recruits that he qualified for training -- and was soon being groomed to kill.
And American teenager was no part of -- -- and well armed and violent gangs founded by former Mexican special forces.
Who -- enforcers.
For the notorious Gulf Cartel and.
Among the top -- that -- Miguel living.
Wanted and -- Sides of the border.
The 38 year old is reported to be the ticket gate keeper of the Laredo and nuevo Hillary I was looking forward.
Texas law enforcement says he was read his boss you're -- who's in charge of them wanted to where you were sentenced.
Roberto Garcia is an eighteen year veteran of the Laredo police department and one of the detectives who are saying -- to prison.
Following threats but eventually say -- is Garcia asked that we disguised appearance.
It was a new equipment and put them -- work in camera mean that in as him.
He has race -- -- to.
-- -- -- All of them American teenagers were contract killers operating out of -- safe house.
In downtown -- -- -- -- -- -- Big hit for orders.
-- on much of a person of interest though it was to grips.
The price would -- range from 101000 dollars 50000 dollars.
The -- -- In December 2005.
Laredo police say -- being you know ordered the hit and -- just Garcia.
A reputed drug dealer would allegedly stolen narcotics from the -- he was executed wall exiting the parking lot.
-- -- Multiple times.
A month later another man north -- stepped out of this house.
And -- death.
He was from -- my children he was actually the wrong part.
Following the -- just -- -- assassin fled across the Rio Grande in the Mexico.
And what it did was he went into hiding immigrant who was arrested.
-- being detained he called.
-- be they agent request to extradite him.
Back in the day parade a police raided yeah might have killed thirty people.
Taped interrogation he describes his first murder the detective Garcia -- -- getting a little bit.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Later pleaded guilty.
The -- as Garcia homicide and sentenced to thirty years he was convicted of the -- murder and gotten additional forty.
That now on appeal.
He now lives at this state prison.
Pondering the choices he made.
The other legislative -- and Josie Gonzales.
Was stabbed to death in the Mexican prison.
As for -- childhood friend Gabriel Cardona he's behind bars for five murders in the Laredo area.
Caught as a result of operation prophecy a multi agency investigation.
Led by the DEA and -- PD.
-- world fifteen point -- crystal.
Involvement -- the other with the it was.
But we're not gonna get ourselves designers start any day.
But we're prepared for it.
Phoenix has become the kidnapping capital of the US when war stories returns.
Find out how the Grand Canyon state.
This combating the criminal underworld.
From Texas towns in the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific coast news San Diego.
Our vast southern frontier is nearly.
Thousand miles you'll.
The state the border of Mexico -- on the front lines of the drug fueled carnage next door.
The amount of -- -- coming to the United States.
Through Arizona -- staggering.
Our number one always seen.
Texas the public into -- is get narcotics and weapons off.
It's like man I challenges him.
Phoenix has become a hot -- for kidnappings most of it is border related this becomes the latest in a city that's now -- kidnapping capital of the country.
Narcotics into the smuggling have long been an issue here in Phoenix but this is kind of explosion source.
Tenet -- forget this but at Phoenix police officer for 22 years she's now in charge of the newly created unit -- -- old invasion and kidnapping enforcement.
Isn't usually someone in my involvement is probably -- -- during the last eighteen months the city of one point five million reported over 500 kidnappings.
They're off and bound -- duct tape blindfolded their views and all kinds of ways.
We believe that there are a lot of organized cells that are committing the crimes and they basically -- that things are going on in Mexico.
-- -- -- a 140 miles southeast of Phoenix.
Ultimately didn't -- -- Arizona's second largest city is wrestling with a only crime problem five years ago -- mentioned something that can hardly ever heard and homes and we started to see more and more he's currently have sent out our detectives.
Investigate a home invasion -- Kidnappings.
And missing people.
Sergeant David as well ahead of the year old home invasion and kidnapping unit into -- seventy miles from the Mexican fourth.
War stories -- along with -- team.
-- we really specialized in the more sophisticated types of people that commit home invasion robberies in more of an organized fashion.
-- investigate anywhere between a 10050.
Kids at a time suspect.
-- news there are two number three females.
Roger is going to be the primary so once we get there and if you -- would just picked up.
Innovation two days ago and -- the suspect's possible suspects.
Supposedly living at -- complex.
We're gonna go there -- -- this is one of those cases that you have no idea how the people we're gonna react.
And therefore we need to expect the worst.
But hope for the best.
Here waiting list currently under or -- -- -- -- In the morning of course we'll make contact that sort of Tucson police department cannot talk to let me Aidan.
It up I think he might -- into him.
What we're doing -- just trying to track down all of those people who may have had knowledge.
Of someone being involved in this home -- -- here.
Sergeant is willing -- detectives continue to follow leads and other home invasions.
-- The two competing counter narcotic alliance gives drugs -- the city streets.
That you didn't equate this or that they're right here insurgent Wally generally prepares -- -- bus.
We're going to be right in the series here.
Billion dollars over here and hopefully our guys -- This undercover or UC has given 151000.
Dollars in cash to make a body yeah.
And -- didn't -- make contact with this.
There's been fine powder cocaine from.
Needs -- -- didn't -- -- from we've been.
I'm in the amount and -- -- Back you know the narcotics.
Because perhaps history of these do -- -- generally we just you rest.
They waited for hours.
The dealer didn't show.
Did you guys -- were down he's one -- very tired from.
All right let's go back because they're talking.
-- the next day or course -- well of course.
We -- is waiting in the great pickup truck.
Thank him for one.
Okay uniform data perfect.
You get to the station and -- -- -- We're guessing where Clinton wanted to tell you back.
About drugs in the suspect vehicle is taken to the lab.
To make sure it actually is code -- What is this you actually -- -- we'll true.
Today's crime lab can even determine -- drugs -- graphic -- We don't ask for that the DA can't they content for different.
Substance that he is cut cocaine.
-- you can compare one sample to another.
The DEA says current credit operations are paying off the prices of cocaine in the United States have -- And the purity has dropped it has shown us that our efforts have made -- different.
Stay -- his war stories investigates the deadly trio.
Drugs money and terror.
Among the latest victim of the drug -- carnage in Mexico.
This 55 year old lawyer so Iraq and -- and a wave.
-- represented cartel suspects.
At the -- and some of the North American leaders President Obama would just continuing support for his Mexican counterparts campaigns in the war next door.
United States will remain thankful part in this up.
Narco terror has no front lines it extends well beyond both sides of our border.
The fight against the lethal combination of drugs money and violence.
It's -- that is deadly as you've seen tonight it's a struggle involving thousands of dedicated courageous Americans.
And brave men and women for more than a dozen countries in this atmosphere.
From military services intelligence agencies.
Federal state local law enforcement all of them put their lives on the line every day.
Theirs is a war story that deserves to people.
From Mexico City.
I'm Oliver North.
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