A Trip to the Arizona Border — Part 1

| April 29 2013
David Leeper

On April 20, 2013, the Arizona Project sponsored a one-day round trip from the Phoenix area to the Mexican border.  Ron Ludders, Chairman of Arizona Project, was the trip leader and guide.

The first stop on the trip was a drug drop-point less than 8 miles southwest of Casa Grande (Latitude 32.8229 degs, Longitude -111.8605 degs) and approximately 80 miles north of the Mexican border.

In the 7-minute video below, Ludders walks the desert alongside a wooded area where “mules” have dropped their 80-pound back packs of drugs for transport to Tucson, Phoenix, and other areas.  Artifacts of the smuggling are all over the ground, with most of the materials hidden in the trees.

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series on the 1-day border tour.  Other parts will cover talks by a pastor who has lived near the border for 22 years, a county sheriff, and an entrepreneur/patriot who has developed a low-cost technology to actually count the number of people crossing the border as they cross it.  He is using low-cost seismic-vibration sensor arrays and acoustic waveform data processing that he perfected specifically for the purpose of tallying unlawful border-crossings.

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