US Customs is planning to install high-tech drug detection technology at the border, which is really just a very powerful X-ray machine with artificial intelligence.

Among other things, the immigration bill plans to fund 100 high-tech drug detection machines to greatly increase the ability to detect and stop vehicles smuggling fentanyl into America.

The high-tech drug detection machines are actually very high-resolution X-ray machines with the addition of artificial intelligence to allow officers to scan and process cars and trucks as quickly as possible.

According to a press release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CBP seized more than 43,000 pounds of fentanyl during 2023. According to NBC News, half of all fentanyl seized at the border has passed through one point, the Mariposa port of entry in Nogales, Arizona. Unlike other official border crossings, it has already installed new machines that X-ray cars and trucks as they are processed for entry into the United States. An unknown number of other machines are currently being held in warehouses because customs do not have the money to install them.

Source: The Verge