Border Wars

Border Wars

About the show

Border Wars follows Customs and Border Protection as they patrol the border, and rides along with local law enforcement charged with keeping things safe in the border towns of South Texas. Follow the cameras as we show the challenges and complexities in this hot zone, where more drugs are apprehended than anywhere else in the U.S. Determined to defend our borders, these officers and agents take their jobs seriously. Border Wars illustrates the heartbreaking, jaw-dropping, and action-packed side of issues like illegal immigration and the ongoing war on drugs.


Upcoming episodes

May 25th

Cocaine Sting

Along the el paso-juarez border, agents and officers of the department of homeland security investigate a young couple who are suspected human smugglers, uncover a floor of marijuana in an suv, and target a high-level supplier in a drug sting.
May 26th

Toxic Drug Tanker

In texas’s rio grande valley, border patrol agents defend a vast area against a multitude of threats: Drug smugglers burying their contraband deep inside toxic tanker trucks or illegal immigrants sneaking around highway checkpoints in the middle of the night on foot; and shipping vessels from asia carrying insects which could potentially decimate us agriculture.
May 29th

Cocaine Paradise

In this episode of border wars agents and officers of the department of homeland security in puerto rico keep a high-value seizure secure as they transport it back to san juan, find and seize a small drug-running boat in the dangerous mona passage and stall for time as they await information from the new york police department on a suspected drug smuggler who just entered puerto rico from the dominican republic.
May 30th

Cash in the Tank

In this episode, agents and officers of the department of homeland security in puerto rico dismantle a powerful identity theft ring and intercept a huge cash load headed for the dominican republic.
May 31st

Cartel Cash Stash

In this episode, an ice special response team targets a suspected drug distributor in a large-scale operation, agents plot a coordinated raid, and storm his residential compound which is guarded by a 12-foot high wall.
Jun 1st

Tunnel Smoke-Out

Border patrol agents stop a drug drop in progress, pursue illegal crossers through rough desert terrain in the dead of night, and an ice team detonates smoke grenades inside a tunnel found in a private residence, on a mission to map and destroy it.
Jun 2nd

Meth Mobile

In this episode of border wars, border patrol agents enlist the help of the a–star surveillance helicopter to track a suspected smuggling ring in a high-speed vehicle chase, directly from the banks of the rio grande river to a sophisticated underground bunker, for a seizure totaling close to seven million dollars.
Jun 4th

Rio Grande Reefer

In this episode of border wars, agents and officers along the border in south texas fight back against the drug cartels and human smugglers who use the rio grande river as a route to cross the border with their contraband.
Jun 5th

Contraband Corridor

In the rio grande valley, law enforcement searches for drug smugglers hiding in the dark, uncovers a large stash of cocaine in a cleverly-crafted compartment, and intercept millions of dollars’ worth of heroin in a rare port seizure.
Jun 6th


In this episode of border wars, a cbp helicopter and border patrol river boat assist agents on the ground as they pursue suspected drug mules running through the dense brush, in an action-packed chase along the rio grande. A few miles east in the border town of mission, texas, local police raid a suspected drug stash house holding $2 million dollars’ worth of marijuana, and receive an unexpected surprise when suspected home invaders show up on the scene. In nearby edinburg, texas, agents discover a house with illegal immigrants living in deplorable conditions at the hands of greedy smugglers. And at the falfurrias checkpoint, agents and officers suspect that a truck hauling watermelons may be transporting more than just fruit into the united states.