Entrepreneurial criminals in the U.K. are using unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with heat-seeking cameras to find marijuana farms in order to pilfer the crops.
One criminal claims that he took inspiration from the thermal-imaging cameras employed by police helicopters to spot pot gardens, according to an article by the Halesowen News. He notes that the heat emitted by the hydroponic lights that help grow marijuana is a strong indication that a residence contains a cannabis farm.
The individual says that once a marijuana-growing operation is identified, he and his crew either steal the crops or ‘tax’ the victim.
He contends that because his targets are already breaking the law, ‘they are fair game.’
Read the full Halesowen News article here.