Santa Fe – On July 4th through July 8, 2012, the New Mexico State Police Aircraft Section will be participating in “Operation Ridge Line” which is a joint field operation in the Lordsburg/Deming boot-heel area of New Mexico. State Police will partner with the New Mexico National Guard Counter Drug Support Task Force and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for this project.
- To detect and interdict persons conducting illegal weapons, human, and narcotic trafficking from Mexico into the United States.
- Detection and interdiction will be conducted by ground and air assets.
“Operation Ridge Line” is the first of several operations that the State Police Aircraft section will participate in through-out the year.
Contact: Lieutenant Robert McDonald