September 29, 2022

Nogales Eye in the Sky

Customs and Border Protection installed an aerostat surveillance blimp in Nogales, Arizona to provide 24-7 surveillance of the region. For some locals, it’s an eyesore, that makes them fear for their personal privacy.
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An aerostat balloon has been deployed by Customs and Border Protection in Nogales, Arizona. Its expressed purpose is to surveil the US-Mexico border 24-7. It is 22 meters long and flies at 3,000 feet. It is located one mile from the border, next to a residential neighborhood. Some Nogales residents and local law enforcement fear that the blimp’s positioning is threatening the privacy of American citizens.

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