A new border outpost for CBP has opened in an isolated section of southwest New Mexico to combat a rise in crimes related to drug trafficking, authorities announced Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
For the first time, the mountainous region of Bootheel will be patrolled around-the-clock by CBP.
The idea was to place agents along smuggling routes, the AP reported.
The outpost is named “Camp Garza” to memorialize Agent Rene Garza, who was killed in 1999.
According to the AP, the area was one of the last unguarded regions along the U.S-Mexico border.