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,USAPhotographer 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 Gulf of Mexico on April 12, 2013 near Port Isabel, Texas. The crew 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. Their boat, a Midnight Express interceptor, is 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)