The season premiere of one of my favorite shows on NatGeo, Border Wars, returns tonight. It will be a double premiere as two one-hour episodes air back-to-back starting tonight at 9 Eastern time. Border Wars is a look at the Customs and Border Protection’s efforts to keep drugs from cover over the US-Mexico border. It’s a fascinating program. Tonight’s season premiere at 9 shows what happens to the contraband that’s seized by agents.
And then at 10 p.m., Border Wars regular time, the show takes a look at the human side of drug trafficking. Two shows of Border Wars back-to-back tonight. We have the show descriptions as well as a couple of video previews for you.
Border Wars: Seize and Destroy
Sunday, September 4, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (special time)
Drugs, guns, cars and money are just some of the items confiscated on a typical day by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In a special season premiere episode, Border Wars series producer Nick Stein gets a rare inside look at what happens to all the contraband after it is seized. Everything that CBP confiscates at the border must be handled with care: stored, accounted for and transported with the utmost security, and disposed of in a safe and legal manner.
Video “Big Big Bust”: Border Patrol agents in El Paso find over 400,000 dollars hidden in a pick-up truck trying to cross into Mexico.
Border Wars: Cocaine Sting
Sunday, September 4, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (regular weekly premiere timeslot)
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 cocaine supplier in a drug sting. Agents encounter a Mexican woman driving the remains of a man killed in Juarez, a victim of drug-related violence, across the border in order to provide a safe funeral at which the family can grieve.
Video “A Car Full of Weed”: Agents find an SUV stuffed with well-hidden packages of marijuana.
That’s going to do it.