The FBI sting "Operation Lively Green," was shut down, so many soldiers wanted to run cocaine from the border.
UPDATE, July 30, 2007:
Arizona Army National Guard and a former Army recruiter are among the cocaine smugglers.
Soldiers were recruited for cocaine smuggling by Sgt. Robert L. Bakerx, who worked at the National Guard's Valencia Road Armory in Tucson. Bakerx stayed on the job for years with a felony drug record, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Bakerx and dozens of other military personnel were caught between 2002 and 2004 in Operation Lively Green.
The troops smuggled drugs in uniform to avoid detection.
Michael Marizco, Border Reporter: