Since prescription drug abuse is eclipsing illegal drugs in some areas, what kind of drones do we need to watch our medicine cabinets?
Percocets, Oxycontin, Vicodin – Xanax – these aren’t moving across the border – the traffickers are unwitting parents who aren’t watching their medicine cabinets.
While Homeland Security does its thing, the real answer is still effective drug rehab and education.
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is increasing its use of unmanned aerial drones to help track drug smugglers along the Mexican and Canadian borders, as well as in the Caribbean and other regions, the New York Times reported Dec. 8.
The drones, which soar at high altitudes and at long ranges, are already used along the Southwest border and the Canadian border for surveillance and tracking purposes.
The department’s newest maritime drone, which cost $13.5 million each to build, has a special radar, sensors and cameras. The wide-range radar is said to provide a better view of the ocean than the government’s current manned aircrafts.”