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U.S. agents will soon be manning Canadian ports

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Customs announced yesterday that dozens of armed agents will soon be patrolling Canadian b...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Customs announced yesterday that dozens of armed agents will soon be patrolling Canadian border ports to intercept potential weapons of mass destruction.

“An agreement to make this a reality is pretty close,” U.S. Customs spokesman, Kevin Bell, said yesterday in Washington. “We are moving as fast as we can.”

The U.S. agents will be armed and have powers of arrest. They will be stationed at major ports in Ontario, B.C. and Nova Scotia where they will screen shipping containers.

Canada Customs officers will be granted access to U.S. ports under the agreement.

“We have been talking to Canadian officials for months,” says Bell. “It is just a matter of time for an agreement.”


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