The NRA’s Life of Duty filmed a marijuana eradication team, or MET, operating on the public lands in California. This group of officers works in the Silicon Valley region, going head-to-head with the cartels. Their mission is to find sites, shut them down and assist with the environmental clean-up.
Major drug cartels from Mexico operate inside the United States. The porous border allows them to enter at will, bringing drugs, weapons and enforcers with them. Border states like Arizona have seen astronomic rises in violent crimes, like kidnapping, that are directly related to cartel activity.
In many areas, drug cartels have set up major drug manufacturing operations here in the US. Meth “super labs” have become common in the mid-west, and marijuana grow ops can be found across the country.