State Police Drone Unit, Other Agencies Joint Effort to ID Illegal Transports
On Sunday, February 20, 2022, the Transportation Security Admin./Dept of Homeland Security sponsored a Collaborative Operation By Response Agencies (COBRA) highway strategic deployment at the Greenwich Weigh Station, on I-95. Components of The TSA, CT Fusion Center, CT State Police, CT DMV, National Guard Civil Support Team and the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Team participated in this joint effort to identify motor carriers involved in the illicit transportation of harmful devices and materials.
Members of the CSP UAS/Drone Unit participated in the operation, enhancing officer safety and identifying trucks attempting to evade inspection. Troopers successfully used the CSP drone to observe trucks evading the weigh station and attempting to divert at the NY-CT state line.
The CSP Traffic Services Unit conducted safety and compliance inspections, while the CSP Mass Transit Security Team provided explosive/radiological detection screening capabilities.
This deployment was conducted on a weekend to reinforce the message that State and Federal law enforcement are committed to both protecting travelers on Connecticut roadways and identifying persons engaged in the illegal or nefarious transport of dangerous materials.