The ruthless drug cartels in Mexico resort to any means to transport illegal narcotics into the United States, and the primary gateway they use is the tiny Texas city of Laredo, the largest inland port on the U.S.-Mexico border. This documentary series allows viewers unprecedented access inside the Laredo Police Department's Narcotics Unit, specifically five Mexican-American cops who are outnumbered and outgunned but determined to protect their city in the war on drugs. They are seen working with informants, on undercover missions and executing raids as they attempt to seize shipments of cocaine, marijuana, heroin and crystal meth.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Bordertown: Laredo - Mike Ragan - Netflix
Not related to the political activist Michael Reagan, adopted son of Ronald Reagan Mike Ragan, born Hollis “Holly” Alan Bane (February 18, 1918 - August 25, 1995), was an American actor of primarily western films and television—but some dramatic roles, too—from the 1940s until 1968.
Bordertown: Laredo - Early career - Netflix
A native of Los Angeles, California, Ragan had intended to become a big-band musician. He instead found work at the age of 15 as an office boy at MGM and thereafter as a make-up artist in film and television. Because of his stocky build, he also landed acting work in the 1940s, mostly uncredited, minor parts, or as henchmen in westerns or drama films. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. When acting parts dried up in the late 1960s, he returned to his former work as a make-up artist. In 1953 he played Reed in the science-fiction film Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders. In 1952 he was cast as Higgins in the western film Target, starring Tim Holt. In 1955 he played the role of Rand in the jungle picture Panther Girl of the Kongo. In 1951 and 1952 he was cast in five episodes of the syndicated western television series, The Range Rider. At about the same time he appeared in three episodes--“The Tax Collecting Story”, “Mexican Rustlers Story” and “The Doctor's Story”—of another syndicated western series, The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, starring Guy Madison and Andy Devine. He appeared from 1950-54 in eight episodes of the syndicated western The Cisco Kid. From 1952-54 he was cast in four episodes of The Roy Rogers Show and about the same time four segments of The Gene Autry Show. In 1954 he played henchman Red Yeager in the episode “Henry Plummer” of the syndicated half-hour anthology series, Stories of the Century, narrated and starring Jim Davis. John Dehner played the title role of a sheriff-turned-outlaw in the Idaho Territory, who was hanged by Montana vigilantes in 1864. Ragan appeared in 1954 in four episodes--“The Dry Creek Case”, “Trails Westward”, “The Wrong Man” and “Trail to Bordertown”—of The Adventures of Kit Carson, a syndicated western series starring Bill Williams. In 1955 and 1956 Ragan appeared three times in still another syndicated western, Buffalo Bill, Jr., with Dick Jones. He was subsequently cast in four episodes of Annie Oakley starring Gail Davis and nine times on the long-running The Lone Ranger.