West Texas Hard Hit by Mexican Drug War

EL PASO – The threat of cartel drug violence is forcing civilians along the border to take up arms. The threat is also taking a toll on Texas law enforcement officers in West Texas.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS traveled to El Paso where the violence there flared up several years ago. Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carillo says he only has eight officers. He also tells us they have each been working several hours of overtime in order to keep this side of the border safe.