Military radar sought for northern drug crackdown

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Military radar sought for northern drug crackdown

Associated Press – ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. senators from states along and near the nation's northern border requested Thursday that the Department of Defense provide military radar to crack down on drug trafficking by low-flying aircraft.

Drug smuggling across the border with Canada is much more prevalent than indicated by the number of cases in which drugs have been seized, according to a federal report from November and recent media stories that Sen. Charles Schumer of New York cited.

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