Lawmakers seek high-tech countermeasures to curb drones smuggling cartel drugs, weapons

Lawmakers seek high-tech countermeasures to curb drones smuggling cartel drugs, weapons

THE SIGNAL

Thwarting the Mexican cartels’ fleet of drones bringing drugs and weapons over the U.S. southern border was of chief concern Tuesday to a bipartisan group of Capitol Hill lawmakers.
Republicans and Democrats sought to understand the scope of Mexican gangs’ remote-controlled armada and what technology could be used to prevent those devices from entering American territory during a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing.

Law enforcement officials and drone technology executives testified on the vulnerability of U.S. airspace to foreign incursions, telling lawmakers that wealthy Mexican c …

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