US Homeland security claims predator drones doing little to ensure border security

A report by the US Department of Homeland security suggests that the military Predator drones used for guarding the US-Mexico border hardly had any contribution in ensuring a more secure border. 

ANI| Updated: Jan 07, 2015, 15:45 PM IST

Washington: A report by the US Department of Homeland security suggests that the military Predator drones used for guarding the US-Mexico border hardly had any contribution in ensuring a more secure border. 

According to The Verge, the report, first dug up by Cyrus Farivar at Ars Technica, takes a skeptical look at the cost of flying the drone missions, and finds no plausible metric to justify the expense.

The report is a major hindrance to the Border Patrol`s plans to expand the program, which requires an additional fund of 443 million dollars.

DHS Inspector General John Roth said in a statement that there was no evidence that the drones contributed to a more secure border, and that there was no reason to invest additional taxpayer funds at this time.