May 19, 2011

Whack-a-mole drug war: Cartels using Ariz. mountaintops to spy on cops

Moles on the mountaintops? They're everywhere!

Cartels using Ariz. mountaintops to spy on cops - Nightly News - "Federal drug agents say Mexican cartel surveillance teams have set up observation posts on most of the mountain-tops in the Arizona west desert area, from the Mexican border to Phoenix more than 100 miles north. Most of that land sits inside the vast Tohono O'odham Indian reservation, which is the size of Connecticut, but is sparsely populated by only about 20,000 residents.

Officials say in recent years they have seen a dramatic rise in drug smuggling cases on Tohona O'odham land, attributing it to law enforcement crackdowns in others areas of the border, which have forced Mexican smugglers to increase their activities in the remote tribal lands that border Mexico."

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