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Fri May 20, 2011
The Drug War At Home: Ultra-Light Planes for Drug Transport
By Peter O'Dowd
Phoenix, AZ – Enforcement pressure on the ground from the US Border Patrol and Customs has forced Mexican drug traffickers to get creative. The most recent innovation that we know about is the use of ultra-light airplanes to drop a few hundred pounds of weed into the United States at a time.
It's just one modest method in a smuggling portfolio that appears to be changing. And it's the subject of the next story in our series, The Drug War at Home. Fronteras Changing America Desk reporter Peter O'Dowd has our story.