In Nogales, AZ surveillance system strapped to blimp for aerial border surveillance.

Image: Nogales International "Border Patrol operators, along with supervisory Border…

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Image: Nogales International

“Border Patrol operators, along with supervisory Border Patrol agents, will test the technology and its ability to identify risks and threats occurring along the border,” CBP spokesman Jason Rheinfrank.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada believes the aerostat could be a powerful weapon in the fight against drugs and human trafficking.

“Anything that they can place up in the air that will detect any movement along the border is going to be helpful. They can’t be everywhere. This is remote terrain, difficult to patrol and access,” he said.

Source: Claire Doan for KGUN9.

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