However, you are mistaken when saying coyotes never trick people. True, they do sometimes attempt to pay people to sneak drugs through. Most often, though, they simply tell someone to take a "package" with them and give it to someone on the other side. It's simple, really: why pay someone for something you could get done for free?
Your other point about dropping people off in the middle of nowhere, though, is very true.
I see you're from CA. That puts you on the front lines of the problem...I feel for you.
I live in Sierra Vista, AZ. This is where the dike has finally burst...BP has apprehended more illegals within 50 miles of my house than they have in all other sectors combined. I hike and hunt in the hills and flats here on the border, and the things I've seen would chill you.
As for being Mexican...so is my daughter-in-law...half Mexican and half Spanish. Many of the folks on these threads are considered to be (or are called) racists. Nothing could be further from the truth. It's lawlessness that we abhor, that and the degradation of our neighborhoods that comes with the lawlessness.
Thanks for stopping in to read this, and thanks for your honesty and insight. It's appreciated.