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Report: Agency should abandon plans to buy new drones

In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol drone aircraft is prepped prior to it's flight at Ft. Huachuca in Sierra Vista. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

The Homeland Security Department's border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

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