State Police aircraft unit works border
July 6th 2012 · 6 Comments
SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Police Aircraft Section will be participating in “Operation Ridge Line,” which is a joint field operation in the Lordsburg/Deming boot-heel area of New Mexico. The operation officially began Wednesday, July 4, and will conclude Sunday, July 8.
State Police will partner with the New Mexico National Guard Counter Drug Support Task Force and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for this project.
The mission objectives are:
To detect and interdict persons conducting illegal weapons, human, and narcotic trafficking from Mexico into the United States.
Detection and interdiction will be conducted by ground and air assets.
“Operation Ridge Line” is the first of several operations that the State Police Aircraft section will participate in through-out the year.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.demingheadlight.com.
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