Kris Gutiérrez
March 30, 2011

American teenagers are being recruited by Mexican drug cartels to carry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas law enforcement officials say.

Over the past 10 years, 476 juveniles have been caught with drugs at a port of entry in El Paso County and 302 of them were U.S. citizens, according to the El Paso County attorney’s office.

It’s a scary trend authorities are trying to stop.

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“They’re being presented with this in the high schools now as a viable option for making money, ” said Border Patrol Agent David Zapp.

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