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U.S. Customs Service: The War Against Drugs

December 18, 1987 – September 15, 1989

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Location: Air Transportation, Gallery 102, 1st Floor, West Wing

Through photographs, films, and aircraft models, the exhibition illustrates the complex technology used in tracking smugglers of illegal drugs. The U.S. Customs Service estimates that 80% of illegal drugs smuggled into the U.S. arrive by air. The Service's Office of Aviation Operations uses a variety of aircraft, techniques, and electronic devices to intercept airplanes carrying contraband.