Drones are high-tech with thermal and night vision that will be used to reinforce the surveillance from the air carried out by the Border Police.
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Published Monday, July 20, 2020

Police receive 3 drones valued at
$53,000-plus to guard borders



By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The Costa Rican Institute on Drugs, announced the purchase of three drones valued at $53,269, for police patrolling the borders.

According to the Ministry of Security, the drones are high-tech with thermal and night vision that will be used to reinforce the surveillance from the air carried out by the Border Police.

"This modern technology will be a vital tool in the fight against drug trafficking and other crimes such as human trafficking and the smuggling of all kinds of merchandise," said Sergio Rodríguez, representative of the Institute.

According to the General Directorate of Migration, since the government declared a national state of emergency due to the covid-19 and ordered the closure of all borders, including maritime, land and air as of March 18, until July 15, 2020, there have been 17,000 foreigners who have tried to enter the country illegally rejected.



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