U.S. Customs And Border Protection Secures Tex-Mex Border From Land, Air and Sea

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A boat crew from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine races through the... News PhotoClose To,Crew,Government,Gulf Coast States,Gulf of Mexico,Horizontal,Nautical Vessel,Politics,Texas,USA,WaterPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPORT ISABEL, TX - APRIL 12: A boat crew from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine (OAM) races through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico while on a patrol on April 12, 2013 near Port Isabel, Texas. The marine unit patrols coastline waters near the U.S.-Mexico border searching for drug smugglers as well as illegal immigrants, which come across from Mexico near the mouth of the Rio Grande River. Vehicle commander P.J. Welch led a crew on the Midnight Express interceptor, a 39 foot 900 horsepower craft capable of chasing smugglers down at 55 knots (63 mph). OAM units also push back illegal fishing boats out of U.S. waters. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)