Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector in Arizona this month seized an abandoned, modified ultralight aircraft loaded with $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl. The aircraft was electronically tracked by Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents entering the U.S. late at night and they directed the Border Patrol to the landing site where the aircraft was found abandoned. Canine units on the scene detected the drugs, which consisted of more than 143-pounds of meth and over 200 grams of fentanyl.
Customs and Border Protection plans to award a sole source contract to OSI Systems’ [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division to provide proprietary training for the company’s Z-Portal scanners in Laredo, Texas. The Z Portals were acquired as part of OSI’s acquisition of American Science and Engineering. The value of the award wasn’t disclosed and is beneath the simplified acquisition threshold, which is $215,000.
Titan Specialized Services says it won a prime contract to maintain critical power system for the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Protective Service at the agencies’ four megacenters. The value of the five-year award wasn’t disclosed. Titan will provide preventative and corrective maintenance for Uninterrupted Power Supply systems and battery replacements over the period of the contract.