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

Jul 23rd

War Games

Every day, u.S. Law enforcement uses clever tactics against the smuggling operations that transport illegal goods over the border into the united states… and the smugglers fight back with their own tricks. Agents, scouts, surveillance, decoys and espionage make up this epic never-ending chess match with human lives and millions of dollars on the line with every move. In this episode, we'll see how this tactical cat-and-mouse game plays out at ground zero in the drug wars. From the banks of the rio grande river to the streets of san juan, texas, the mexican smuggling operations will take the border wars to new levels, and law enforcement agents and officers will battle right back.
Jul 24th

Smuggler’S Stash

In this episode of border wars, u.S. Customs and border protection (cbp) and local law enforcement know that drugs, humans, weapons, and money could be stashed anywhere , by anyone , at any time in south texas. Throughout the region, smugglers and traffickers use clever tactics to hide, store, and transport illegal contraband, while agents and officers protecting the border and nearby communities, are determined to find the stashes before they disappear.
Jul 25th

Special Ops

In this episode of border wars we meet specially trained agents and officers equipped to combat the border problems that prevail in south texas. The u.S. Border patrol riip team adjusts their tactics and hours to foil the current smuggling trends. And san juan pd swat uses their tactical expertise to take down a suspected drug dealer without endangering the surrounding community. These teams and units are highly selective, and these agents and officers are the best of best.
Jul 26th

Animals on the Frontline

In this episode of border wars, we see law enforcement animals in action. The horses - fast, maneuverable and strong - help apprehend groups of illegal immigrants galloping through terrain that is tough even for agents on atv, let alone on foot. The dogs - obedient and tenacious - use their acute sense of smell to track suspects in the brush for miles, detect drugs and humans stashed in vehicles trying to cross the border, and stop drugs in the border towns from making their way further north. We follow agents and their animal partners as they work tirelessly for border patrol and border town police departments, proving that the men and women working to protect the border couldn't be as effective without the help of these animals in action.
Jul 27th

Rio Grande Rookies

Every day the mexican drug cartels recruit traffickers into the smuggling business. To defend the border and protect the border towns in south texas, u.S. Customs and border protection (cbp) and local law enforcement recruit and train the best and brightest men and women they can find. In this episode of border wars, the rookies of border patrol are on the front lines, learning the ropes from veteran agents and officers, and discovering if they have what it takes.
Jul 28th

The War Comes Home

In south texas, border-related violence is never far away. For the people who live here, it can be all too easy to get caught up in the action, and the lure of easy money can turn ordinary citizens into criminals. Experience the action along the rio grande river as border patrol and local law enforcement agencies try and stop drug dealers, smugglers, and undocumented immigrants from infiltrating residential neighborhoods, while also trying to keep innocent bystanders from getting involved.
Jul 30th

24 Hour Watch

The action on the border runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether handling drugs or shuttling illegal immigrants across the border, the smugglers never rest. So it's critical that the men and women in law enforcement stay prepared, alert, and ready to go at the drop of a hat. In this episode, we follow border patrol agents and local law enforcement as they work around the clock to stop trafficking across the us border.
Jul 31st

Murder on the Lakes

The tragic story of the falcon lake trip, unexpected attack and shooting of david hartley, and subsequent investigation will unfold throughout our hour though new interviews with falcon lake sheriff siegifredo gonzalez, laredo tv reporter tim gutierrez, and news interview with tiffany hartley.
Aug 1st

The Front Lines

Customs and border protection officers in nogales, arizona will try to stop a career criminal from re-entering the country, uncover a shocking cartel smuggling strategy, and break a port of entry seizure record.
Aug 2nd

Last Defense

Officers and agents discover a secret stash of money heading into mexico, race to save a group of illegal migrants suffering in the desert, and rescue two little girls as they are smuggled into the united states.