I always thought it made sense for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to use high-performance Ford Raptor pickup trucks. You need a lot of horsepower to move swiftly through sand, after all. But apparently CBP forgot to actually teach its officers how to use these things because, yikes.
Have you ever tried to get something that you shouldn’t through US Customs? Frankly, I don’t know how people summon the nerve. Whether it’s illegal drugs, exotic animal meat, or counterfeit purses, people will try to smuggle just about anything. And everyone seems to have their own favorite hiding places. But if any…
When answering a question on some of Tesla Motors’ delays in production at the Code Conference, Elon Musk mentioned one particularly unusual delay: a shootout on the Mexican border. “Things move as fast as the least lucky and least competent supplier,” Musk explained.
A little after 3:00 a.m. on March 1st, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers decided a 2001 Toyota Sequoia at the Calexico border crossing warranted closer inspection. Fast forward to an intensive search and hey; there’s a 38-year-old Brazilian citizen in the gas tank.
US Customs and Border Patrol has confirmed they'll start using body-mounted accountability cameras on their officers in West Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Washington, Oregon, and Michigan. The ACLU has been working to make this happen since 2012, soon we'll see what exactly becomes of it.
For nearly a decade now, 10 Predator B drones have been zipping around our nations's borders at $12,000 an hour under the pretense of securing our borders. Except that, according to a scathing report released earlier today by Homeland Security, not only do these drones cost five times as much as advertised, but…
In the last fourteen years, the US Border Patrol has found more than 170 tunnels they believe are used for smuggling contraband between Mexico and the States. Since American law enforcers don't want to enter the tunnels themselves, they're sending in cute little robots to do their dirty work.