When U.S. law officials searched a car with new plates on the Mexico border in the summer of 2017, they had little idea about what they would find. The vehicle had been selected for closer inspection. There were two young men in the car who watched as the law officers went about their duty. And then the border cops made a dangerous discovery that led to headlines all round the world.
Officers from Customs and Border Protection – CBP – are constantly hard at work on the U.S. border with Mexico. The job of the federal agents is to ensure that no thing or no-one untoward crosses into American territory. As representatives of the largest agency in the Department of Homeland Security, the men and women of CBP are always on the lookout for anything suspicious.
At present, of course, the biggest task facing these law officers is tackling the threat of terrorism. However, the agents are also responsible for stopping drug and other forms of smuggling, and clamping down on illegal immigration. So, with all that in mind, it is safe to say that policing the country’s borders is not generally a dull job.