DVR ALERT: “BORDER WARS”…
About Border Wars
Every day thousands of men, women and children attempt to enter the United States illegally — some looking for work, some seeking a new life and others trying to smuggle drugs or other contraband. Many will do whatever it takes, often risking their lives by crossing Arizona’s treacherous Sonoran Desert. Now, follow the officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they scour the inhospitable landscape at one of the busiest border crossings in the country, seeking to fight terrorism and intercept illegal entrants from the air, on the ground and at the ports of entry.
Ride along on chases, rescues and busts with the brand-new series Border Wars, premiering Sunday, January 10, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT before moving to its regular night and time of Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. NGC cameras were given special access to go on duty with CBP agents and officers as they use every means at their disposal — from high-tech stealth planes to basic wilderness skills — to track, catch and deport illegal immigrants. We are there as officers and agents race to save illegal immigrants from possible death in desert heat, uncover a shocking smuggling strategy involving children and find a cache of narcotics that sets a new record for a single seizure.
The border between the United States and Mexico runs right through the sister towns of Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico, which are separated by a security fence. Meet the officers and agents struggling every day to defend this border, including Officer Hector Navarro, part of the anti-terrorism contraband enforcement team; Agent Simon Keller, part of an 18-man all-terrain vehicle unit that navigates desert terrain too rough for cars; Officer Oscar Peru, who patrols the vast Arizona desert from a helicopter; Officer Mark Shanley, a 26-year CBP veteran who uses his hard-won experience to supplement the official manual; and Chief Rene Felix, a Nogales native with a personal mission to keep drug smugglers out of his town.