Another drone will patrol Mexico border

Associated Press
July 13, 2011, 2:14PM

McALLEN — Texas will receive a second unmanned drone by the end of the year to patrol its 1,254-mile border with Mexico for drug and human trafficking, two congressmen announced Wednesday.

The Predator drone, along with another to be based in Arizona, will bring to six the number of unmanned U.S. planes making daily surveillance flights along the Southwest border.

The drones have overlapping territory, meaning “on any given day there could be three or more aircraft in Texas,