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Smuggling a Way of Life in New Mexico Border Town

Las Cruces, NM

Fronteras – Federal law enforcement regularly arrests people for smuggling weapons across the border into Mexico. But it’s not everyday that they detain a mayor, a town trustee and a police chief as suspected gun traffickers. That was the situation earlier this month in Columbus, New Mexico, a small border town better known for being invaded by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1916. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports residents here say smuggling is a way of life.

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