Customs and Border Protection Focus on Ultralight Drug Smuggling

Legislation was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Obama. The Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2012 included higher penalties for smugglers fly them to transport drugs.

California Senator Diane Feinstein (D) said at the time that as many as four incidents a day can occur in Imperial County, CA, on “relative calm nights,” and that in one six-month period, as many as 200 incidents involving ultralight aircraft for drug smuggling were reported.

FMI: www.cbp.gov

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