The War on Fentanyl into America (with Special Agent Derek Maltz) I IRONCLAD

    13.9K views May 20, 2024

    On today's episode, Vince Vargas talks to retired DEA agent, Derek Maltz about the realities of the fentanyl epidemic in the United States.

    Derek was also the Special Agent in Charge of the DOJ, Special Operations Division (SOD) for almost 10 years before he left the federal government, and previously held the position as the Chief of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, the oldest and largest drug task force in America.

    Today, he is Executive Director at PenLink, which offers comprehensive solutions tailored for law enforcement, national security and defense sectors.

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    Wilderness Warfare: Militarized Cartels Hiding In America's Woods (with John Nores) I IRONCLAD

    253.4K views May 13, 2024

    Today on Borderland, Vince talks with former Game Warden John Nores about how Mexican drug cartels operate in America's forests and public lands.

    John served as a Game Warden for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for more than 25 years. He helped develop and lead the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), an elite tactical unit targeting cartel drug operations on California’s public lands and created the agency’s sniper capability.

    John's latest book, Hidden War, 2nd Edition, is out now: http://www.johnnores.com/hidden-war.html

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    Disclaimer -

    This video is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

    We do not glorify or promote illegal activities. Instead, our goal is to increase awareness about the challenges faced by law enforcement.

    Viewer discretion is advised. The discussions may include descriptions of practices and operations related to illegal activities that some viewers may find disturbing. All efforts have been made to present this information responsibly and with respect for all parties involved.

    No confidential or sensitive information is disclosed. All opinions expressed are based on current knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, and we strive to present all information as accurately as possible.

    Comments and discussions are welcome, but we ask viewers to engage respectfully and avoid promoting any illegal activities.

    Thank you for watching!
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    Who's Really Coming Across the Southern Border? Sheriff Mark Lamb Explains

    11.3K views May 6, 2024

    Today on Borderland, Vince sits down with the 24th Sheriff of Pinal County in Arizona, Mark Lamb. 

    He is also a candidate for the United States Senate.

    You can learn more about Mark Lamb at https://sherifflambforsenate.com/

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    The Real Story Behind ATF's Deadly Gunrunning Scandal 'Operation Fast & Furious' I IRONCLAD

    57.1K views April 29, 2024

    Today Vince takes a deep dive into the fast and furious gun-running scandal with guest Pete Forcelli.

    He is widely known as a whistleblower for the Operation Fast and Furious scandal and wrote the book ⁠The Deadly Path: How Operation Fast & Furious and Bad Lawyers Armed Mexican Cartels ⁠ Pete served for 15 years with the N.Y.P.D prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, where he retired as d Deputy Assistant Director.

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    Inside Mexico’s New Generation of Brutal Cartels I IRONCLAD

    72.1K views April 22, 2024

    Today's guest is Matthew Thomas, Chief Deputy of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. Throughout his career, he has served in several specialty units—Detention, Patrol, Traffic, Training, the Police Academy, Motors, Narcotics, and Investigations.

    He is also the author of the book ⁠Interceptors: The Untold Fight Against the Mexican Cartels.⁠

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    The Darien Gap: Confronting Cartels, Earth's Deadliest Jungle, and Corruption I IRONCLAD

    15.1K views April 15, 2024

    Today's guest is investigative journalist and filmmaker Guillermo Galdos.

    Has spent the last 15 years making documentaries and producing exclusive news stories from Latin and South America - topics including human rights abuses, the drug trade, immigration and exposed police corruption and the human trafficking industry. He has personally experienced and documented the treacherous conditions migrants go through as they attempt to cross the dangerous Darien Gap from Colombia into Panama to eventually make it to the US Southern Border - an over 3,000-mile journey through Central America.

    You can watch his film "Drowning, kidnap and jaguars - travelling the deadly Darien Gap migrant route to the USA" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzdkmb5Zjas

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    The Border Crisis: Texas Razor Wire, Cartel Smuggling , Surge of Migrants I IRONCLAD

    28.7K views April 8, 2024

    On today's Borderland, Vince dives deeper into the current situation at the Southern Border by talking to two bordertown sheriffs. Both men previously appeared on an episode centered on Operation Lone Star (which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSE2M78_MHU ), but today's episode features previously unreleased portions of these conversations.

    Thaddeus Cleveland is the Sheriff for Terrell County, Texas.
    Prior to being elected, Sheriff Cleveland spent just over 26 years in the U.S. Border Patrol. He served as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Advisor to U.S. Army North (ARNORTH) in support of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) assistance to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Humanitarian Crisis at the Southwest Border with Mexico.

    He also served six months alongside the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin, Texas as the Border Patrol Staff Officer at the Texas Homeland Security Border Security Operations Center (BSOC) as the single point of contact between the BSOC, U.S. Border Patrol Sectors and U.S. Border Patrol in Washington, D.C.

    Leon Wilmot is the Sheriff of Yuma County, Arizona.

    He has worked in law enforcement since 1985.

    Some of his professional accomplishments as Chief Deputy include the restructuring of the Southwest Border Alliance drug task force to the newly formed Yuma County Narcotics Task Force. Sheriff Wilmot was also instrumental in overseeing the restructuring of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Posse and is currently working on a Mutual Aid Law Enforcement Agreement between Imperial County California and Yuma County.

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    So, What Country Has Better Immigration Policies Than the U.S. Then? I IRONCLAD

    14.5K views April 1, 2024

    Today's guest is Marine Corps veteran Daniel Torres.

    Born in Tijuana, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, but was deported to Mexico after years of service. There, he lived in The Bunker, the Deported Veteran Support House. After gaining his American citizenship, he has become an advocate for fellow veterans who have been deported.

    This episode was intended to spotlight his story and his advocacy, but the conversation went in other directions, highlighting the tension that often exists in debates about immigration, the law, and politics.

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    Disclaimer -

    This video is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

    We do not glorify or promote illegal activities. Instead, our goal is to increase awareness about the challenges faced by law enforcement.

    Viewer discretion is advised. The discussions may include descriptions of practices and operations related to illegal activities that some viewers may find disturbing. All efforts have been made to present this information responsibly and with respect for all parties involved.

    No confidential or sensitive information is disclosed. All opinions expressed are based on current knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, and we strive to present all information as accurately as possible.

    Comments and discussions are welcome, but we ask viewers to engage respectfully and avoid promoting any illegal activities.

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    Worst Than You Think: INSIDE Mexico's Cartel Drug & Oil Trade And It's Getting Worse I IRONCLAD

    37.6K views March 25, 2024

    Mike Vigil is the former Chief of International Operations for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is also the author of ⁠DEAL⁠,⁠ ⁠⁠Metal Coffins: The Blood Alliance Cartel⁠, ⁠Narco Queen⁠, and ⁠The Land of Enchantment Cartel⁠.

    He is responsible for numerous multinational operations, the largest involving 36 countries, and was involved in the real-life story told in Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico involving the murder of his friend Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.

    Today on Borderland, Vince and Mike discuss his career, going undercover in the early days of the cartel wars, his thoughts on the border crisis, and what it will take bring down the cartels.

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    Disclaimer -

    This video is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

    We do not glorify or promote illegal activities. Instead, our goal is to increase awareness about the challenges faced by law enforcement.

    Viewer discretion is advised. The discussions may include descriptions of practices and operations related to illegal activities that some viewers may find disturbing. All efforts have been made to present this information responsibly and with respect for all parties involved.

    No confidential or sensitive information is disclosed. All opinions expressed are based on current knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, and we strive to present all information as accurately as possible.

    Comments and discussions are welcome, but we ask viewers to engage respectfully and avoid promoting any illegal activities.

    Thank you for watching!
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