TV REVIEW: Border Wars keeps up with the action as officers keep border safe

DESIREE CARRILLO, Staff writer

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“Border Wars” is a show about officers working around the clock at one of the United States’ busiest border crossings. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agents are on the frontline in America’s war against narco-trafficking, illegal immigration, and terrorism.

Cameras follow the action along Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, as officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection fight terrorism, apprehend drug smugglers and intercept people entering the United States illegally. The series also embeds with Customs and Border Protection, and with local law enforcement working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

In one episode covering 2,800-square kilometres of unforgiving desert battleground in a rugged and remote frontier, CBP agents discover a high-level tunnel leading straight into downtown. They confront drug cartel foot soldiers in the dead of night, and seize over U.S. $1.5 million in heroin.

In another episode Border patrols on the U.S.-Mexico border assist a Black Hawk helicopter team rescue illegal immigrants abandoned by their guides in the desert, ground agents encounter night-time gunfire, and officers dismantle vehicles in search of hidden compartments filled with drugs or other illegal contraband.

Border patrols are working hard to keep families, the country, and borders safe and are still working very hard to go home safe and sound to their own families at the end of every life risking shift.

Border Wars airs on the National Geographic Channel.

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TV REVIEW: Border Wars keeps up with the action as officers keep border safe