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The Department of Homeland Security has announced that they will be relying more on unmanned aircraft to patrol the southwest border.

Predator drones focus primarily on terrorist threats, but they’ve proven to be effective in tracking smuggling.

“There are several cameras in here that allows us to see infrared at night through several different focal lengths,” said Customs and Border Protection Air Interdiction Agent Scott Peterson. “We can see daytime TV so we can identify colors on vehicles or shirts.”

Critics have pointed out that drones can also be used to spy on American citizens.

Officials have stated that the unmanned aircrafts are doing nothing different than what manned aircrafts have always been doing.

Source: Angela Kocherga for 3TV Border Bureau.

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