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Drone Carrying 6 Pounds of Meth Over Border Crashes in Parking Lot

January 24, 2015  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Police in the Mexican border city of Tijuana said Wednesday that a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot
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Tijuana police spokesman Jorge Morrua said authorities were alerted after the drone fell Tuesday night near the San Ysidro crossing at Mexico’s border with California.

Six packets of the drug, weighing more than six pounds, were taped to the six-propeller remote-controlled aircraft. Morrua said authorities are investigating where the flight originated and who was controlling it.

He said it was not the first time they had seen drones used for smuggling drugs across the border.

Other innovative efforts have included catapults, ultralight aircraft and tunnels.
In April, authorities in South Carolina found a drone outside the fence of a prison that had been carrying cell phones, marijuana and tobacco.

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