Anorak News | Tens Of Thousands Of Australians Police Mexico-US Border

Tens Of Thousands Of Australians Police Mexico-US Border

by | 25th, March 2009

AUTRALIANS are putting their rugby league zonal defence tactics to good sue on teh US-Mexico border:

The United States has unveiled an unlikely weapon in its battle against drugs gangs and illegal immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border – pub-goers in Australia.

Sherry drinkers?

The drinkers are the most far-flung of a sizeable army of hi-tech foot soldiers recruited to assist the border protection effort …

So far, more than 100,000 web users have signed up online to become virtual border patrol deputies, according to Don Reay, executive director of the Texas Border Sheriffs’ Coalition, which represents 20 counties where illegal crossings and drugs and weapons smuggling are rife.

Australia – a nation of coppers:

“We had folks send an email saying, in good Australian fashion, ‘Hey mate, we’ve been watching your border for you from the pub in Australia’,” he said.

Watch the border here.

Spotter: Tim Blair

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