US residents taking action against drug smugglers on Mexican border
US residents taking action against drug smugglers on Mexican border

This is the wild west: A land of drug smugglers, illegal immigrants, gang wars and gun-toting cowboy vigilantes.

Those living on the American side of the US-Mexican border are frightened, forced to arm themselves with firearms as protection against the scores of drug traffickers who use their land as an entry point into the country.

The idea of building a bigger wall to secure the border became a strong selling point in the last US election - and it worked.

Drug traffickers were caught on motion sensor cameras crossing the US-Mexican border through the remote properties of Arizona residents.
Could a bigger wall along the border help stop the smuggling?

It helped elect Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president.

Whatever you think of the idea, something has to be done. And soon.

Mike Amor’s report airs Sunday 8.30pm on Channel 7.

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