December 2, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
NOGALES – It’s been almost two months since Operation Copper Cactus went into full effect.
Over 500 National Guard troops are positioned along the Arizona-Mexico border in an effort to help border patrol agents secure it.
News 4 was granted exclusive access to the operation room where dozens of monitors are located.
A National Guardsman mans his post behind cameras that capture illegal activity on the border. He was trained by Border Patrol agents to operate the high tech systems.
The cameras show people in Mexico. In one area, an individual has crossed over into the US. The Guardsman relays the information to the agents.