Meth-laden drone crashes near US-Mexico border

Jan 21, 2015 5:30 PM by Debbie Cobb

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Police in a Mexican border city say a drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine has crashed into a supermarket parking lot.

Tijuana police spokesman Jorge Morrua said Wednesday that police 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 cellphones, marijuana and tobacco.


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