CBP to use high-tech surveillance aircrafts to monitor border

CBP to use high-tech surveillance aircrafts to monitor border security

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In an effort to further secure the U.S.-Mexican border, Obama administration officials announced they will enhance the use of advanced technology equipment starting early next year.

In a statement released yesterday by the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, they said they will deploy sophisticated surveillance aircrafts at the beginning of next year to Border States in the Desert Southwest.

They say the new aerial assets will allow border patrol agents to detect drug traffickers and illegal immigrants as far as six miles into Mexico.

Government officials say they are striving to increase air patrol because it's more effective and it reduces enforcement response time.

The U.S. Border Patrol announced earlier this month that the apprehensions for the 2011 fiscal year had significantly decreased.

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