Australian Federal Police Plan To Use Drones To Track Down Drug and People Smugglers

Military drones could be deployed across Queensland and the Northern Territory to fight people smugglers and foreign drug dealers.

The nation’s top cops are urging the Australian Defence Force to launch unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across northern Australia to help fight sophisticated criminals.

The drones, which can carry heat sensors, cameras and weapons, would be able to capture criminal acts but also free-up Customs and Australian Federal Police boats, which are highly visible. They could be launched from Navy ships.

People smuggling, illegal fishing, gun movement and drug smuggling – especially precursors for ice from Papua New Guinea – are growing problems for Federal Government agencies.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au


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