The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is in the national spotlight once again following the release of a documentary that focuses on smuggling efforts through Arizona’s fastest growing County.
“Interceptors,” featured in the National Rifle Association's Life of Duty television series, was released on Friday and documents the constant fight of human and drug trafficking facing PCSO and the citizens of Pinal County.
Featured in the 20 minute video are Sheriff Paul Babeu, Lieutenant Matthew Thomas, Deputy Samuel Pacheco and Deputy Marc Miller.
Producers with the NRA spent several days conducting interviews and were given access during a multi-jurisdictional operation to combat anti-smuggling operations that included members of PCSO.
PCSO also provided the NRA with video taken during the recent drug takedown know as Operation Pipeline Express; a muti-agency effort which targeted the Sinaloa Cartel organization from Mexico.
Sheriff Babeu stated, “This documentary is a true depiction of the border crimes we see 75 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. I’m grateful to the NRA for giving my office a chance to showcase what we’re all about and if there’s any doubt regarding the real problems facing our nation when it comes to border security, this documentary helps expose what’s really going on.”