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In the jungles of northern Guatemala -- the military has carved out of training base.
The base is secret but it is no secret that the Mexican drug cartels are under pressure.
And want to expand their operations south -- -- lot of Mala.
To eliminate Guatemala's drug families who have long served as middlemen in the lucrative drug trade and AM.
Afraid of other -- -- you know things are getting pretty bad.
The US green berets have spent the past three years training these special forces.
Not just -- -- street.
But also how to push back against the cartels when several decapitated heads appeared on the steps of parliament.
Authorities suspected the notorious Mexican Zeta cartel.
Had left their calling card few days before we arrived at the border -- data staged a dramatic prison break.
Allowing one of their most wanted cartel members to escape.
A special forces want to make sure that hasn't happened yet.
Guatemala's murder rate is now nearly double that of Mexico's.
So the US embassy has helped set -- -- 24 hour courts to help process the crimes assigning public defenders call it justice.
One stop shopping designed to improve -- -- prosecution.
This -- -- -- seated before the court accused of kidnapping.
To help the -- further crackdown US Navy SEALs are training Guatemalan naval forces because the cartels have employed a new form -- transcript.
-- mini submarines or semi submersible is fabricated in the jungles of Colombia and almost impossible to detect from the air.
Two years ago in March the US Coast Guard captured this vessel.
Miles west of the Galapagos Islands coming from Columbia filled with cocaine.
The whole of the submersible can hold four passengers.
And travel 4000 miles without refueling.
On board a UH two helicopter donated by the State Department.
These Guatemalan pilots detour to show us the ranch -- -- of the local drug kingpin.
Or teach -- a supplier for Mexico's Zeta cartel.
We are tired -- organized crime using Guatemala.
Metric tons pass through each year not all who cross carry drugs but they easily pass on foot.
Using zip lines and homemade rafts.
The border here between Guatemala -- Mexico is so porous it only takes two minutes on one of these rhapsody to go.
From Guatemala into Mexico there's some who argue that America's border problems.
Don't end -- El Paso and Brownsville they really start down in Colombia and here in Guatemala.
The cartels control nearly all of the border Daryn is this a little -- here right now so we we have to be careful.
And yet there are no police inside of -- -- one of Guatemala's main border crossings the head of customs admits they don't look for illicit drugs.
Because they have no protection -- saying that it's not your responsibility to look for drugs.
Is that cracked fixing them.
The -- want to build a new security checkpoint and so.
Golf -- from -- now -- outside.
They probably don't live off said Elaine.
-- -- -- That's where these US trained Guatemalan forces need to come in to block a seventeen billion dollar drug trade.
With more than all the Latin American defense budgets combined.
In Guatemala Jennifer Griffin Fox News.
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