Great news: Porous U.S.-Canadian border seeing lots of illicit traffic

Great news: Porous U.S.-Canadian border seeing lots of illicit traffic
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All that separates the two countries for miles at a time is a split rail fence that you’d find in any ordinary backyard. During DuBois’ tour, Border Control Division Chief Bradley Curtis spotted a horse that can cross the border with no trouble. …

We see alien smuggling. We see narcotic smuggling. We see currency smuggling,” Border Patrol Operations Officer Brad Brandt said.

Agents said much of that activity is heading directly to New York City and our suburbs where the product is sold on our streets. …

“Our primary mission of course, is to stop a terrorist,” Brandt said. …

They said Canada’s more open-door policy toward Syrian refugees is also of concern.

“Up here we’re encountering people from every single country,” Curtis said. “They’re coming across on snowmobiles. They’re coming across on ATVs. Of course, we have 95 miles of water boundaries, so people come across on boat, canoes, anything you can think of.”

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