Al Durham from US Customs and Border Protection is our next speaker.
He opened with short video clip showing the CBP P-3s and crews in action. CBP has 16 P-3s, eight aircraft with rotodomes (aka Domes) and eight "slicks." The aircraft are basesd at Jacksonville, Fla., and in Corpus Christi, Texas. Among the highlights of the video include a number of drug smugglers having "a bad day" thanks to the Customs crews. The footage was taken from the P-3's EO/IR sensor system.
150,000 pounds of cocaine were disrupted in 2011, or about $6 million dollars worth a day. CBP crews are now finding drug runners using submersibles and semi-submersibles.