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It's kind Jennifer Griffin has reported from many war -- and tonight she's yet another zone another war zone this time write our own back yard.
You are going I would Jennifer Griffin to the United States Mexico border.
Captain Stacy Holland is in charge of sixteen state of the -- helicopters that make up the aviation assets.
-- used by the Texas Department of Public Safety -- Yes by the Mexican drug cartels a similar drugs and people across the border into the US.
This is why the -- scouting places right -- on this.
And you know -- territory.
-- -- we haven't -- now.
And also a popular spot for what is known as a splashed down when the heat is on they try to make it back to Mexico with the drugs.
Often in broad daylight.
And because the Texas law enforcement authority ends at the border in this case the river.
The drug runners even have kind of put on their life jackets or to wave goodbye -- -- President Obama and Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano recently said that the southern border.
Was more secure than it has been in twenty years.
Last year 9000 people were killed in drug cartel violence in Mexico.
18100 were killed in the Afghan war.
Mexican cartel members now cross the border with AK forty sevens on their backs wearing military camouflage.
Gathering their own intelligence on the US Border Patrol.
They have spotters who sit in duck -- on the river local authorities are now employing counter insurgency tactics to get -- -- Here is that basement we got -- -- terrorism operation for their point reports of victory legal ways to give effect.
At the Intel fusion center director Steve McCraw runs the war these -- the deaths of US citizens.
Many of lacrosse team have served in Iraq or Afghanistan.
-- Award excellence that we're doing we can't protect -- from the rest the nation last year Texas law enforcement seized 189000.
Pounds of marijuana.
And the Border Patrol arrested nearly 1151000.
Illegal aliens trying to enter the US from Mexico.
Every year estimate.
One can get.
97% of them come through the southern border.
I never once thought -- although we've always done historically some great work that wouldn't be in this paramilitary.
And that's what this is it's it's a war on the border as the sun went down near McAllen a border town of 100000.
We got a call to provide air support for a pursuit.
-- -- -- Thirty three vehicles one filled with narcotics at chase and C news.
The -- and Thermo imaging and night vision helped with the hunt.
And I -- -- I thought midnight sun spotlight allows the troopers on the ground to track surrounded drug reference.
18100 pounds of marijuana with a street value of 700000.
Along with seven suspected cartel members.
It's all in -- night's work for the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen Texas on the US Mexico border Jennifer Griffin Fox News.
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