Drone carrying three kilograms of meth crashes near U.S.-Mexico border
Business Insider | January 22, 2015 | Last Updated: Jan 22 11:41 AM ET
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Secretaria De Seguridad Pública Municipal De Tijuanan this image released by the Tijuana Municipal Police on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, a drone loaded with packages containing methamphetamine lies on the ground after it crashed into a supermarket parking lot in the city of Tijuana on Tuesday Jan. 20, 201
Tech giants Amazon and Google are both testing delivery drones — but so are drug smugglers.
A drone crashed into a supermarket parking lot near the Mexican border last night, and it was loaded with 3 kilos of crystal meth.
As reported by the Verge, the news first came via the Facebook page of a Tijuana police force. The drone crashed on Tuesday night near the Mexican border with California. Police suspect it “could not sustain” the weight it was carrying.
We already know that the cartels are making increasing use of drones to smuggle drugs across the border into America. A police spokesperson told the AP “it was not the first time they had seen drones used for smuggling drugs across the border.” They didn’t name any potential suspects in the case.
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