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Our Opinion: Better border via high-tech

The U.S. Border Patrol now gets to use “see-through technology” to conduct X-ray detection of hidden compartments and contraband in vehicles.

And what’s even better, the device is mobile, mounted on a pickup truck much like a camper shell, and can scan any vehicle in minutes for explosives, plastic weapons, nuclear, radioactive or organic threats in addition to drugs.

As drug and weapons trafficking across our border with Mexico continue to erupt in more and more deadly violence, the use of such high-tech tools should help immensely in at least slowing the narco-trafficking.

Many critics view these see-through devices as an invasion of privacy. But when used appropriately to target criminal smuggling, the nonintrusive technology should be a great boon to our quest to provide security on our very volatile border.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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