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Work Stories: Agent Estes and the Teenage Drug Mule

Arizona Edition - Born and raised in Tucson, Agent Linwood Estes is an Arizona native who began his career in the U.S. Border Patrol 4 ½  years ago.  The Yuma Sector agent wears many hats in the Border Patrol; he is an agent, an emergency medical technician, as well as a chaplain.  In this installment of Work Stories, Agent Estes tells us about a deadly week on patrol in the hot Arizona desert…

I asked the kid after we got him, "Do you have any idea what's going on here right now?" This is the middle of the summer, he's seventeen years old... I said, "Do you even know what happened yesterday?" He said, "Yeah we had five guys die."

This piece was featured in the January 29th Arizona Edition.  Other pieces featured in the show, as well as other Work Stories from the Border Patrol series, can be found below in the related content section.

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