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Americas Can a blimp curb drug trafficking in Latin America? The US hopes so.

After sweeping US budget cuts, the Pentagon is testing new tools to stop drug trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean: a blimp tethered to the back of a boat and a hand-launched drone.

By Ezra FieserCorrespondent / April 26, 2013

Courtesy of U.S. Navy

For the billions of dollars it brings in, drug running can be surprisingly low tech.