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Local police fight crime with 18-ton armored military vehicles

26
Nov
2013

With the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq, the US military had a problem: over 160 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPs, were laying unused. That problems been resolved thanks to the national military surplus program, which has found a good home for the 18-ton trucks — your local law enforcements parking lot. According to Stars and Stripes, 165 vehicles, each worth around $500,000, have been snapped up by police and sheriffs departments across the country. And its free, Albany Country Sheriff Craig Apple tells Stars and Stripes.

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