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Published May 16, 2012, 09:55 PM

Behind the Scenes at the Pembina Port

PEMBINA PORT OF ENTRY (WDAZ-TV) - It's the largest port of entry between Blaine, WA, and Detroit, MI. Last year more than 200,000 trucks and 300,000 cars passed through the Pembina port and officers made more than 500 arrests.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

PEMBINA PORT OF ENTRY (WDAZ-TV) - It's the largest port of entry between Blaine, WA, and Detroit, MI.

Last year more than 200,000 trucks and 300,000 cars passed through the Pembina port and officers made more than 500 arrests.

Border protection agents want you to know what to expect when crossing the border. First, a primary inspection and a short conversation.

Next, some vehicles get a secondary inspection for a more thorough exam. No search warrant needed.

Eyes are always on the port, with more than 1,000 cameras running 24/7 . Other new technology is playing a huge role to help expedite the process of crossing the border.

One piece of notable new tech is radiation screeners for cargo trucks. The machines are responsible for the two biggest drug busts in the history at the Pembina port.

You can see inside trucks before you even open them up and drugs are seized by four-legged members of the border protection force that alert to the odor and finds the narcotics.

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