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Photos of the Day: Wireless Robots Search Drug Smuggling Tunnels

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 9:34am
BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

A wireless, camera-equipped robot is displayed by the U.S. Border Patrol during a briefing in Nogales, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. With more than 75 underground drug smuggling tunnels found along the border since 2008, mostly in California and Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol is utilizing the robots to assist in their search. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Read: How Tunnels are Built, Used Along U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ryan Grimm demonstrates how a robot is used to navigate a drainage canal along the border fence during a briefing in Nogales, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. With more than 75 underground drug smuggling tunnels found along the border since 2008, mostly in California and Arizona, the Border Patrol is utilizing the wireless, camera-equipped robot, to search underground while keeping agents safer. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

This July 8, 2004 file photo shows a Mexican federal agent crawls through a hidden tunnel, presumably used to transport drugs from Mexico to the U.S. The job of searching these networks can be dangerous, so the U.S. Border Patrol is unveiling its latest technology in the underground war, a wireless, camera-equipped robot that can do the job in a fraction of the time. (AP Photo/David Maung)

This Jan. 25, 2006 file photo shows a Mexican federal police officer reaches down to assist a Mexican army soldier after climbing up a ladder from a sophisticated clandestine tunnel that passes under the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico. T(AP Photo/David Maung,File)

This June 4, 2010 file photo shows Mexican army soldiers standing guard next to a tunnel at the border wall in Tijuana, Mexico. More than 75 such underground passages have been found along the border since 2008, concentrated largely in California and Arizona. The job of searching these networks can be dangerous, so the U.S. Border Patrol is unveiling its latest technology in the underground war, a wireless, camera-equipped robot that can do the job in a fraction of the time. (AP Photo,File)

This file photo provided by the San Diego Tunnel Task Force shows the entrance to a cross-border tunnel in San Diego. The job of searching these networks can be dangerous, so the U.S. Border Patrol is unveiling its latest technology in the underground war, a wireless, camera-equipped robot that can do the job in a fraction of the time. (AP Photo/San Diego Tunnel Task Force,File)

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