Video: US ranchers ‘dragged into drug war’

(AlJazeera) – The US government is renewing efforts to keep drug-related violence – and the contraband itself – from spilling over its border with Mexico.

But the killing of a rancher in the southwestern US state of Arizona in March has prompted authorities there to press Washington for even tighter security against the traffickers.

The ranchers say they have been dragged into the drug war by virtue of their location along a porous and increasingly dangerous border. Continue reading