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Native American “Shadow Wolves” Track Smugglers and Immigrants Through Desert

I have edited this report to remove identifying features and have assurance that the pics and information in this report are clear to post.  This is an area that I have worked and will continue to work in the future.  Wish I could’ve been there with those guys.  God Bless ’em -C1
A U.S. tactical officer  removes some 500 lbs. of marijuana confiscated from smugglers on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona. He is a member of the Shadow Wolves, the only Native American unit of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The ICE unit tracks and interdicts drug smugglers and illegal immigrants crossing into the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation along a 72-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. The reservation is a key crossing point for narcotics entering the United States.

A U.S. Special Agent looks over some 500 lbs. of marijuana seized on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

Following a tip from a local informant, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tactical officer  digs for buried bundles of smuggled marijuana on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

A U.S. Special Agent tracks drug smugglers’ footprints on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.


A U.S. Special Agent waits for backup agents while searching for smuggled marijuana on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

A flag honors slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Michael Gallagher on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona. Gallagher was killed by a drunk driver while patroling near the U.S.-Mexico border in the Sonoran desert September 2, 2010.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tactical officer watches as a fellow officer drives off a confiscated ATV seized with some 500 lbs. of marijuana on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

U.S. Border Patrol agents drive along the porous U.S.-Mexico border fence which stretches through the Sonoran Desert on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent closes a gate in the U.S.-Mexico border fence on January 18, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tactical agent tracks illegal immigrants’ footprints to the bank of a pond on January 19, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona. He said that immigrants and drug smugglers often stop at the pond to drink while crossing the Sonoran Desert from Mexico.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tactical agent checks footprints while trying to track drug smugglers through the Sonoran Desert on January 19, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tactical agent tracks illegal immigrants’ footprints near the bank of a pond on January 19, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement tactical agent checks broken branches while trying to track drug smugglers through the Sonoran Desert on January 19, 2011 in the Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona.

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