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Narco Terror

U.S. Border Patrol agents launched Operation Detour to shock kids away from Mexican drug cartel recruiters. Now they're expanding the program across the entire southwest border.

U.S. Border Patrol agents launched Operation Detour this year in an effort to shock kids away from Mexican drug cartel recruiters. The graphic films, which have now been shown to more than 60,000 students on the Texas-Mexico border, depict teens getting arrested, shot and even burned alive after getting involved in the narcotrade.

Now, the Border Patrol is expanding the program across the entire southwest border. Here's a sample of what's coming to schools near the border.

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