Wednesday, April 6, 2016

AZ Border Patrol: Drugs Flying into US in Drones; Drugs Flown from Mexico,Obtained by Smugglers

Border Patrol officials in Arizona said today (April 6, 2016) that drug smugglers are starting to use drones to bring drugs into the United States from Mexico, according to the Washington Examiner website.

The Yuma Sector Border Patrol has recently encountered small unmanned remote-controlled aircraft -- commonly referred to as drones -- being used to smuggle drugs into the United States," U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today.

"The drones vary in size, but are commonly between 2 to 4 feet wide," it said.

"They are known to carry illegal contraband into the U.S. where it is dropped and picked up by smugglers north of the border," the agency added.

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