PEMBROKE, N.H. (WHDH) - Several New Hampshire National Guard units are now bound for the US-Mexico border.

Gov. Chris Sununu (R) is sending the units for a year to relieve some of the work done in the area, according to the New Hampshire National Guard, with 44 soldiers to command along a 250-mile stretch of the border, and another 120 soldiers to address the flow of illegal drugs, weapons and money.

“Our soldiers will be the eyes and ears of the mission down there,” Lieutenant Colonel Greg Heilshorn said. “That way they’ll be able to free up the customs and border agents to focus more on dealing with the people crossing the border.”

New Hampshire also sent soldiers to the border when they deployed a unit in 2020.

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