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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.


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Readers Comments (6)

  1. Gene Gussler says:

    I wrote the Az. of Govenor, suggested her border problem is simple to take care of: the solution is cheaper and would be affective. Her Air Natioal Guard needs flight time a requirement, load the illegals on the transport planes and send them to the U.S. Capital. How long do you think it would take to close the borders?

  2. Diane O'Neil says:

    roberto – if you can’t be civil, stay out of it.

  3. Chuck Hajek says:

    roberto, your OWS group is calling you for koolaid….

  4. Chuck Hajek says:

    Using the ARMED Nat’l Gaurd aircraft on the border with ‘shoot on sight’ orders would curtail activity there REAL QUICK and allow the pilots to get their flight time in! Effiecent use of time and fuel.

  5. Kathy Bolsen says:

    I hope NM steps up to the plate. They have been as bad, if not worse than Kalifornika in making the border a sieve

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