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Drug cartels offer $500K to kill Shadow Wolves

Drug cartels have put a bounty of $500,000 on members of the Shadow Wolves, an elite all-Native force of border patrol officers.

There is also a price being put on the Shadow Wolves' families. The cartels will pay $50,000 for the death of an immediate family member.

The 18 members of the unit patrol the Tohono O'odham Nation on the U.S-Mexico border. They are responsible for some of the largest seizures of drugs in the U.S.

More than 1,500 immigrants use the Tohono O'odham Reservation to enter the U.S. every day. Many come to seek work but also to distribute drugs.

Get the Story:
Trackers now have targets on their backs (The Kansas City Star 11/9)

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