Thursday, August 29, 2013



This is primarily for Arizona south of I-8 and I-10.  Also to the west of Phoenix south of I-10.  But not necessarily limited to these areas.  

To report activity:    
Border Patrol -
Tucson Sector  (520) 748 - 3141   
Yuma Sector  (866) 999-8727 
or 911  

Dove season starts on Sunday Sept. 1st.    The prime dove areas around Maricopa and Yuma are also heavily used smuggling routes.  So be careful.  

Remember:  Especially if you are bird hunting and only have a shotgun, and should encounter drug or human traffickers, you could be severely outgunned.  It is best to remove yourself from the situation as fast as you can.  

If you have a cell signal call 911 and report.  Once you are at a safe distance.  

In Pima and Santa Cruz counties it is probably best to call the Border Patrol directly.  

  To report activity:  
Tucson Sector  (520) 748 - 3141   
Yuma Sector  (866) 999 - 8727 
It is also very useful if you can supply GPS coordinates or good map location.

Another good reason to avoid any confrontation if at all possible, is that given the current administration, any citizen interfering with; or even, in self defense, harming a drug or human smuggler could be faced with federal charges.  The cartel people are also known to get upset with interference.  

Info from our friends at Secure Border Intel and others.    "46" - marijuana. 

08/24/13 - 0600 - Border Audio - Significant Incident- Hunting Season has started

Hunting season has started and hunters are in remote areas where they regularly encounter human and drug smugglers

In this case, a hunter reported spotting a group of 9 "46" drug packers carrying large backpacks of marijuana near Santa Rita Ranch - 30 miles south of Tucson, Arizona. The hunter also reported that one packer was armed with an AK-47 rifle.  At the end of the audio clip, the dispatcher questions the propriety of sending 2 BP agents to search for 9 armed "46" drug smugglers.

The Border Patrol estimates that they catch 1 out of 3 IAs that traverse north.... ranchers estimate it more like 1 out of 10.

The question is,  if it wasn't for the observant hunters taking the time to report these smugglers, would the smugglers ever have been detected by the myriad of BP Agents/MSS-APSS-SBI-Vader Radar/Ground Sensors/Sign Cutting/High Flyer Aircraft/Checkpoints/Helicopters/Predator Drones.....or would they just become one of the 9 out of 10 ?   

Disposition of the incident is unknown.

Thanks to "Concerned Citizen" Hunters out there..... watch your 6 !   (click on audio link below)

Video from a trail camera placed by the AZ Border Defenders of 4 drug smugglers (one armed with an AK-47) 30 miles north of the United States border with Mexico near Tucson AZ.


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