Hidden cameras show 250 drug mules in 9 mo. on AZ ranch


For Immediate Release

ARIVACA, ARIZONA – An Arivaca cattle rancher has captured video of about 250 undocumented immigrants and drug runners in nine months on his ranch.
Jim Chilton maintains motion-activated cameras on three of many trails from Mexico crossing his ranch. He estimates there are more than 200 similar trails used by drug packers and undocumented immigrants on his ranch.
“The United States international boundary with Mexico is far from secure south of Arivaca, AZ.,” says Chilton. “Drug packers and other cartel-guided individuals crawl, under, through and over four thin strands of barbed wire cattle fencing that mark the international border.”
The video that is retrieved regularly from these cameras and the videos available on YouTube through links provided in this news release, show “drug-mules” working for the Sinaloa cartel bringing narcotics and human traffic up through three, tree-sheltered canyons. Mountain-top cartel scouts guide the human drug-packing mules north along these trails so the packers can safely drop their loads of narcotics for collaborators to continue the drug relay to all parts of the country. Then the drug mules can return south to Mexico.
“The Tucson Station Border Patrol headquarters in Tucson, AZ, is 90 miles from the international boundary. It’s a three-hour drive to our ranch boundary with Mexico.. The agency’s “defense in depth” policy allows the drug-packing groups and others to enter into the US, five, 10, 20 and even 100 miles inland before there is a focused attempt at apprehension,” says Chilton. “As a consequence, rural Arizona communities and ranchers living in the hundreds of square miles of open border, work and live in a virtual foreign-occupied no man’s land.”

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See 250 drug runners and undocumented persons YouTube video

See video showing the end of the wall west of Nogales, Arizona and 25 Miles: The Open Cartel Drug Door to the U.S.

Contact: Sue Chilton, 520-398-9194 tommurabi@aol.com


Jim Chilton, a fifth generation Arizona rancher, was born in 1939 and raised on farms and ranches. In 1979, Mr. Chilton, together with his father and brother, joined together to establish Chilton Ranch & Cattle Company, a cow-calf ranching company. In 1987, Mr. Chilton and his wife Sue and two sons purchased a 50,000-acre ranch south of Arivaca, Arizona that expanded the family operation.

Mr. Chilton was honored as Rancher of the Year in 2002 by the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association and three years later, by the Arizona Farm Bureau. In 2005, he received the True Grit Award from the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association and the Individual of the Year Award from the Coalition of Arizona/New Mexico Counties. In 1991, he received the Pima County NRCD Award of Merit for Outstanding Accomplishments in Resource Conservation. In 2005, his wife and he received The Arizona Farm Bureau Environmental Stewardship Award.

A graduate of Arizona State University, Jim holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Economics, and a Master of Arts in Political Science. Mr. Chilton also served U.S. Senator Carl Hayden of Arizona for three years as a Special Assistant.

He and his wife Sue have been married for over 53 years.