Native American Reservation Struggles with Drug Smugglers

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Tohono O'odham Nation that straddles Mexico and Arizona has found itself at the center of the region's lucrative drug smuggling trade. The reservation is at times overrun by smugglers, and some of the reservation's 28,000 members say they are afraid to leave their homes. Eric Eckholm is covering this story for our partner The New York Times. He reports on how this peaceful reservation now resembles what one tribal chairman calls a "militarized zone."

We continue our coverage of the drug war raging along our southwestern border with a look at one community that is paralyzed by fear.


Erik Eckholm

Produced by:

Noel King

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