US/Mexican border 2008
Tohno O'odham Indian Reservation, Arizona
May 5, 2008
35 miles north of the US/Mexican border a National Guard Helicopter surveys a mountain ridge that overlooks the vast desert plains. Less then a month ago the pilot, Billy Dart, found 3 illegals spotting for smugglers on this mountain ridge.
The remains of the spotter's batteries, radios, food, blankets, water bottles, heaters and so on litter the mountain ridge. The three were arrested by Border Patrol Agents but new spotters will most like come in and take up the position and help the smugglers avoid the Border Patrol as they move their good into the US.
Although new roads, fence and vehicle barrier have been put in place along the US/Mexican border in Arizona illegal traffic is still very heavy in the Tucson sector.