Border Patrol says 90% of saguaros are being moved, not destroyed, in wall build at Organ Pipe NMon
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. - In Arizona, cactus rustling - stealing or killing the state's iconic saguaros - is a felony. It's illegal to shoot or deface the iconic cactuses or to remove them from parks, where the slow-growing succulents can reach more than 60 feet and live up to 200 years. Violators are pursued by state agricultural police, or "cactus cops."
That hasn't stopped federal contractors from plowing over saguaros to make room for President Donald Trump's border wall.