Babeu stated that the Mexican drug cartel has scout locations located within caves in the side of mountains throughout the Arizona desert at least up to 70 miles inside the U.S. border.
“If they can operate up to this degree, 70 miles north of the border, in law enforcement we call that a clue,” Babeu said in a brief exclusive interview outside the helicopter after landing back at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. The lack of United States sovereignty this deep into the country is highly concerning to Carson, who told Breitbart News that this shouldn’t be happening.
“We should stop them at the border,” Carson said. “They shouldn’t be 70 miles inside the border. We should stop them at the border. As the sheriff indicated, if we were to take like 6,000 troops and put them at the border, you wouldn’t have those people coming inside the border.”
From here, Carson is taking his presidential campaign bus down to the border—and Breitbart News is accompanying him, his campaign team, and a couple other reporters along the way. More details will be forthcoming throughout the next several days from this exclusive tour.
After the tour, Carson took a much more aggressive tone towards handling the problem, indicating that he might even be open to drone strikes on these hideouts.