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Smugglers used power tools to breach Trump's new border wall

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Published on November 6, 2019 - Duration: 00:55s
Trump's border wall is vulnerable to the common power saw.
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Smugglers used power tools to breach Trump's new border wall

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RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN According to the Washington Post, the new border wall President Trump is building features steel and concrete bollards up to 30 feet tall, and concrete foundation that deters tunneling.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted on October 24 that it has built 75 miles of Trump's new border wall and aims to finish 450 miles by 2020.

The Post reports that although Trump called the wall "virtually impenetrable," smugglers have been able to cut through with cordless power saws costing as little as US$100.

They go through the resulting gap one at a time and often move the damaged bollards back in place for future crossings.

U.S. officials confirmed that there have been multiple breaches, but added that smugglers targeted sections of the wall not yet equipped with electronic vibration sensors.

The BBC reports that when it is completed, Trump's border wall will feature steel barriers, all weather roads, cameras, and other technology.

According to the Washington Post, the wall has cost US$10 billion so far.

RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1.

Construction of border wall 2.

Smugglers cut through new border wall with power saw 3.

Vibration sensors being installed to deter cutting 4.

The wall system and construction locations VOICEOVER (in English): "According to the Washington Post, the new border wall system U.S. President Trump is building features steel and concrete bollards up to 30 feet tall, and concrete foundation that defeats tunneling." "U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted on October 24 that it has built 75 miles of Trump's new border wall and aims to finish 450 miles by 2020." "The Post reports that although Trump called the wall 'virtually impenetrable,' smugglers have been able to cut through with cordless power saws costing as little as US$100." "They go through the resulting gap one at a time and often move the damaged bollards back in place for future crossings." "U.S. officials confirmed that there have been multiple breaches, but added that smugglers targeted sections of the wall not yet equipped with electronic vibration sensors." "The BBC reports that when it is completed, Trump's border wall will feature steel barriers, all weather roads, cameras, and other technology." "According to the Washington Post, the wall has cost US$10 billion so far." SOURCES: The Washington Post, BBC News https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/smugglers-are-sawing-through-new-sections-of-trumps-border-wall/2019/11/01/25bf8ce0-fa72-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html?fbclid=IwAR2Iu4kwbsuNdWtp0V8Q-u9MYiT5kHn00x22y2NF0XbrxRWtDZUTJ42CZSk https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46824649 *** For story suggestions please contact tips@nextanimation.com.tw For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377

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