This report just in from the “Watch Adviser.” Lack of time and money prohibited me from going on this trip. Sure wish I could’ve been there.Y’all keep up the good work! – C112-7-14 After Action Report
We checked cameras once again around Arivaca, AZ. Traffic appears to have slowed in Tucson and parts of south Texas but may be on the rise in other areas like San Diego and south of Phoenix. Last week notable events include a two vehicle drug load drive through in Jacumba, CA as well as a load vehicle chase ending in a shooting in El Cajon, CA. A USBP Agent was hit in the head with a rock in Ajo, AZ south of Phoenix while trying to apprehend a smuggler. Meanwhile in Arivaca, traffic captured by our cameras has decreased over the last few months. The link below shows one of the few groups of illegal aliens who walked within a few feet of one of our hidden cameras.
The team found recently dumped common black water jugs and some unusual pack material likely used for narcotics (two wheeled duffel bags more suitable being dragged through an airport than open desert). These were discarded mere feet from mile marker 136 on I-8, a well known pick up point for narcotics south of Phoenix. Water drops in Arivaca (more than 40 known locations) had little recent activity. A backpack filled with medicine and personal items was discarded by the same group who triggered our camera. Discarded trash such as this and plastic bags have caused the death of several cows annually, confirmed during necropsy of the dead animals.
These ranch lands have been under assault by drug and alien smugglers, environmental groups closing off grazing land along the smuggling corridors under the guise of protecting non-native wildlife species such as the Mexican Jaguar and redefining “navigable waters” as waters of the United States” expanding the EPA’s already far reaching controls blocking development of border security infrastructure. See article below:
There is a 25 mile long continuous lack of fence south of Arivaca, AZ being exploited by criminal organizations who know that the area is no where near secure. A security fence, patrol roads, cameras, and sensors are needed in this area now. Components such as wildlife connectivity and water flow mitigation can be included in this security plan. National security must come first.