[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/09/17/border.security/art.border.street.jpg caption="CNN's Drew Griffin in the middle of the very unbusy border station in Scobey, Montana."]
Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
CNN Special Investigations Unit
Program Note: Watch Drew Griffin's report on these remote border crossings tonight on A360° at 10pm EST.
We were driving through some of the most remote country in the United States, chasing a story that seemed hard to believe.
The Department of Homeland Security had announced it was spending $31 million to enhance and upgrade two remote border crossings - just 12 miles apart - on the border between Montana and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The spending was lauded by Montana's two senators, even though only an average of 22 cars a day traveled through these border posts.
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