Border Patrol celebrates 85th year


By Stephanie Sanchez
El Paso Times

EL PASO, Texas — Alcohol was illegal when the U.S. Border Patrol was formed in 1924. It had 415 inspectors who rode horses on investigations.

The Border Patrol, now an important drug-fighting operation, turned 85 years old Thursday, and its chief said it had much to celebrate.

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