Canada-US border security questioned

A US congressional report has found that only a few kilometres of the Canada-US border are secure, although it is becoming an increasing popular target for drug smugglers, CTV reported. The report was released on Feb. 1 by the US Government Accountability Office, Congress's watch-dog arm. It states that US border patrol officials control just 50 kilometres of the 6,400-kilometre-long border. However, the report praised the RCMP, the US Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies for improving partnerships between state, provincial and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Published: Wednesday, 02/02/2011 12:00 am EST

A US congressional report has found that only a few kilometres of the Canada-US border are secure, although it is becoming an increasing popular target for drug smugglers, CTV reported. The report was released on Feb. 1 by the US Government Accountability Office, Congress's watch-dog arm. It states that US border patrol officials control just 50 kilometres of the 6,400-kilometre-long border. However, the report praised the RCMP, the US Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies for improving partnerships between state, provincial and tribal law enforcement agencies.

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