Hexacopter Goes Down During Attempted Drug Smuggling

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 22, 2015 No Comments
Categories : UAV Safety

A downed unmanned aerial system (UAS) with over six pounds of methamphetamines strapped to it was reportedly found in Tijuana, Mexico, on Jan. 20.

According to the LA Times, the UAS – a DJI Spreading Wings S900 hexacopter – came down in a grocery store parking lot close to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, which is the border between Tijuana and San Diego.

The report says authorities are no stranger to seeing UAS being used to try and bring contraband through the Mexico-California border and have coined them “blind mules.”

Read the full article here.

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