US law enforcement officials have confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying surveillance planes across the country, a report says.
The Associated Press revealed in an exclusive report, published on Tuesday, that the FBI is using fictitious companies to hide its wide-scale surveillance program.
The aircraft are carrying video and cellphone surveillance technology, the report said.
The FBI is using surveillance equipment without courts’ approval, but the agency says the flights are used for specific, ongoing investigations.
An AP review found that in a period of one month, the FBI flew surveillance planes over 30 cities in 11 states all over the United States.