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Borderforce USA: The Bridges   

Information
Series 1: 10x60 | HD | 2018
Series 2: 10x60 | HD | 2019
Production Company
Stampede Productions
Primary Broadcaster
UKTV

Over half of America’s southern border is created by the Rio Grande, a murky, brown river that snakes its way between Texas and Mexico. A total of 28 bridges cross the river, linking the United States and its southern neighbour.

Every day 250,000 people, 12,000 cargo trucks and 5000 railroad cars cross the bridges for a multitude of reasons. Some legal – and some not. The Department of Homeland Security division responsible for the bridges is the CBP – Customs and Border Protection. For the first time, a TV cameras have been granted unrestricted access to these international bridges to witness the processes and the technology that the CBP deploys in its mission to keep America safe.

SCREENER ARRIVING October (Series 2)

Series 1 - Episode 5

In this episode officers become suspicious when they pull over a businessman from Mexico who is making a rare journey to the United States in a brand new car. On the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge in Laredo a man is detained after a canine alerts to drugs in a car. But why is he carrying such a small amount? Is it because he is a decoy for a cartel and trying to draw attention away from a bigger shipment of narcotics crossing the bridge at the same time?

Series 1 - Episode 2

In this episode officers are on high alert for a cartel ambush as they transfer a Sicario over one of the 28 border bridges and into the custody of the Mexico military; a random inspection of a pick-up truck reveals 32 kilogrammes of narcotics while a man, his aluminium shed and a broken key brings chaos – then smiles – to the Gateway to the Americas Bridge in Laredo.

Series 1 - Episode 1

In this episode a shipment of cardboard packaging hides a deadly secret; heroin disguised as a computer laptop baffles the world’s most advanced narcotic detection device while the diligence of agriculture specialists pays off – and saves America’s forestry from a potentially devastating insect infestation.