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Week 449
August 3, 2009
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U.S.-Canada drug smugglers have easy access to aircraft


A helicopter takes off from Chinook Helicopters, a flight school in British Columbia. (AP Photo)

MALAKWA, British Columbia — Colin Martin was on bail, appealing his sentence for leading a U.S.-Canada drug conspiracy involving aircraft. But he was still able to obtain three helicopters, two of which ended up being flown by drug smugglers.

His case illustrates the ease with which smugglers have obtained flight training and helicopters as they grab a share of Canada's sprawling, multibillion-dollar trade in marijuana, cocaine, or Ecstasy ... Full article
U.S. to increase Predator flights over Canadian border
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it will temporarily deploy a Predator B unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to patrol the border along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway, “where cigarette and drug smuggling have been a continuing problem,” according to reports ... Full column
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Colo. officer killed, two others wounded in shootout

Suspects in Calif. border agent's killing arrested

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