Texas to Arm Property Owners With Spy Equipment Along the Mexican Border

 Steve Neavling

Private landowners may play a key role in the battle to crack down on human and drug smugglers along the Mexican border, Reuters reports.

Texas officials announced an initiative Thursday to allow landowners to equip their property with hundreds of small, motion-activated cameras.

Many landowners already have an incentive.

“Our farmers and ranchers are being shot at, they are being intimidated, they are being chased off their own property on an all-too-frequent basis,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.

The cameras are part of a test program to seize drugs from the border, Reuters reported.

Leave a Reply