Doug Bedell — September 5, 2017, 11:03 am

Drones Becoming Border Jumpers Too


Drones, as we’ve noted before, are becoming an increasing security risk. Here, in a post on Homeland Security, we find smugglers using the new, larger size drones to fly drugs across the U.S.–Mexico border.

“Most commercial drones are relatively small and somewhat fragile—meaning that they can’t carry much more than a camera just so they can get off the ground,” the post advises. “However, CBP reported that on August 8, Border Patrol agents arrested a 25-year-old man in possession of several pounds of methamphetamine worth $46,000. This was after agents observed a remote-controlled drone flying over the border fence at an area approximately two miles west of the San Ysidro (CA) port of entry.”

Thus drones are becoming a “nightmare scenario – with the capability to drop packages, whether they contain drugs, cell phones, weapons…all the bad things you can think of.”

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