“Mom … Ummm, I’m in trouble.”
The skinny teenager’s body is nearly doubled over with stress, his mother’s voice rising with increasing anxiety from the speaker of his cellphone laid out in front of him in a federal interrogation room.
Criminal drug organizations are turning San Diego teenagers into mules, using them to smuggle hard narcotics, even deadly fentanyl, across the border in a trend that is alarming law enforcement authorities.
“Hold on … What did you do?” his mother squawks into the phone.
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