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-- a bold new stance in the battle to secure our border with Mexico the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Is now about deploying a small navy of heavily armored gun boats.
Temperatures all the Rio Grande the latest -- they say to head off violent drug cartels.
Before they're able to reach our shores cases Eagles live in Dallas.
Yeah I hope.
With a ride along and more on this story good morning Casey.
Hey Martha good morning to you as you know state law enforcement working very closely with the Department of Homeland Security to help fortify.
Mile long border -- shares with Mexico and now DPS has a new tool in its arsenal to help battle.
Grand river in south Texas.
Places only a few hundred feet of water separates Mexico for a few laughs it is very -- him here and that's putting it.
Almost every single day of the smugglers trying to -- Doumit who -- -- drugs weapons and into our homeland the people that we go up against with the drug cartels they have unlimited monies they have unlimited firepower.
But these new 34 foot boats.
Posting 900 horsepower should.
-- service -- determined as the drug cartels on the Mexican side get more and more brazen law enforcement has to be one step ahead of the game.
That's why these vessels are equipped with everything from bulletproof shields took fully automatic machine guns that can fire off a 900.
Rounds a minute.
It's very important for us to them.
Performed better than my -- Very dangerous down their soon there will be six of these shallow water interceptors out on patrol.
With a price tag of about 580000.
Dollars worth the money that came from.
DHS grants and also provided by.
The Texas legislature.
Pretty interest in case you think -- semites Casey Stegall and house.
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