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Guatemalan authorities battle traffickers

Published 9:57 AM ET, Wed March 18, 2015
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Guatemalan National Civil Police helicopters fly over Petén Province in northern Guatemala in search of illegal runways used by drug traffickers and smugglers. Rafael Romo/CNN
An aerial view of Isla de Flores, a tourist island in Guatemala's Petén province. Rafael Romo/CNN
Guatemalan children play outside their home in El Ceibo, a town across the border from Mexico in the Petén province. Rafael Romo/CNN
Guatemalan national police forces do surveillance work in Las Brisas, a village in the municipality of Malacatán in the San Marcos province. Rafael Romo/CNN
A Guatemalan National Civil Police helicopter at the Air Force Base in Santa Elena. Rafael Romo/CNN
Police patrol the Mexico-Guatemala border in the Guatemalan town of El Ceibo. Rafael Romo/CNN
In multiple places, the Guatemala-Mexican border marked by the Suchiate River is wide open. People cross the river on rafts without any surveillance or migration enforcement from authorities. Rafael Romo/CNN
A Guatemalan National Civil Police helicopter approaches the Guatemalan Air Force base at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. Rafael Romo/CNN