Do they have so many boats to inspect that they can’t just hover over them to detect the good stuff? I guess so, because the Navy is spending a mint to create a “sensitive miniaturized sniffer” that can be placed on board (or stowed away in, or fired onto) suspicious vessels. After only six seconds, it’ll relay its findings back to the mothership or whatever, saying whether any sign of “chemical, explosive, and illegal drug residues” is present.
I’m sure these will only be used for perfectly constitutional, warranted searches! They will not be fired into the kitchen windows of known dissidents. I have Cheney’s word on that.
[via The Register]