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Drug smuggling drone crashes near US-Mexico border, police report

A drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico, near the California-Mexico border
By: Michael Hatamoto | Drones News | Posted: Jan 22, 2015 7:18 pm

A drone quadcopter flying with more than six pounds of methamphetamine crashed in a parking lot on the Mexico side of the US-Mexico border.

 

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A Mexican citize informed authorities regarding the crashed drone, with police saying the crystal meth was tethered to the drone using plastic materials and black tape.

 

Drug smuggling is a major business for organized cartels in Mexico, with techniques ranging from hiding drugs insides humans and vehicles to using catapults and sophisticated tunnels under the border. The use of drones, however, provides a typically fast, reliable method to smuggle a few pounds of narcotics across the border.

NEWS SOURCES:Latimes.com, Media.nbcsandiego.com

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