- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: July 13, 1998
Follow one of the most successful agents in DEA history as he works to stem the flow of drugs from Mexico and reveals why the war is far from won.
Don Ferrarone is a legend in the DEA. He ran the Marseilles end of the famed ""French Connection"" case. He dismantled Khun Sa's massive heroin operation in Thailand. Now, he is working perhaps the toughest case of his career, trying to stem the flood of drugs into the U.S. from Mexico.
DRUGS AT THE BORDER goes along with Ferrarone as he plies his dangerous trade. It is an incredible view of the real work and real obstacles of the battle against drugs in America. Hamstrung by lack of cooperation from both Mexican and U.S. forces, limited by his own agency, and constantly battling the pervasive corruption that an illegal, multi-billion dollar industry breeds, Ferrarone nonetheless perseveres and his experiences are worthy of any Hollywood script writer. With candid testimony from Ferrarone, gang members, Customs officials and other agents, this is an unflinching look at the twisted reality of the mis-named ""war on drugs.""