On The U.S.-Mexico Border, Looking Out For Lookouts

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A Border Patrol mountain scout interdiction agent looks out from a hilltop in the West Desert in Arizona. (Michel Marizco/Fronteras)

Most of the talk about border security this election season has centered on Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. But the U.S. has a different kind of security effort underway: targeting drug cartel lookouts within U.S. borders.

Michel Marizco of Here & Now contributor KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk reports on an operation designed to find these lookouts before they spot U.S. Border Patrol agents.


Michel Manzco, senior editor, Fronteras desk, KJZZ public radio. He tweets @BorderReporter.

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