Some intelligent questions asked by San Diego News Channel 10 reporter Mitch Blacher. It also shows how a public affairs officer will attempt to step in to squash an answer from the assistant port director.
This is a good story idea if you have a port, or port of entry in your area. The radiation detectors at the border between Tijuana and the U.S. were not installed until the summer of 2004.
How does your port of entry handle inspections?
When are containers opened for inspection?
Ask to be present when exercises by law enforcement or military personnel are doing training or inspections.
News10 believed this was important enough to place the unedited version of the interview at its site: http://www.10news.com/video/26827497/index.html
Editor’s note: A follow-up story was done by the San Diego Union-Tribune on Feb. 16, 2011. The story quotes the Customs and Border Protection denying any weapons of mass destruction have been discovered. “CBP has not encountered any weapons of mass effect at or between ports of entry anywhere in the United States. Furthermore, at this time, CBP does not have any credible information on terrorist groups operating along the Southwest border,” CPB stated.
CPB said the assistant port director had erred.