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Security gates installed at N.B. borders

SAINT JOHN, N.B. -- The U.S. customs service says the installation of security gates have been installed at nine of...


SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The U.S. customs service says the installation of security gates have been installed at nine of the remote border crossings from New Brunswick to Maine.

There are about six million crossings a year across the N.B.-Maine border alone, and the security measures consist of a combination of gates, barriers, signs, lights and surveillance equipment.

Canada customs agents say New Brunswickers will soon see security upgrades at all 16 crossings, both remote and major.

Eventually, gates will be installed at 38 ports along the Canada-U.S. border to replace the traffic cones that had been used previously to indicate a crossing was closed, says U.S. Customs Service advisory.

In addition to physical improvements at crossings, the U.S. Customs Service also announced a helicopter will be flying patrols along the border.


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