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Drone used to smuggle drugs across Mexico border

Drone used to smuggle drugs across Mexico border

Two US citizens were arrested by Yuma Sector agents on Thursday, November 5 after they picked up multiple packages of drugs that were dropped by a drone after smuggling the contraband across the Mexico border.

Drone used to smuggle drugs across Mexico border

According to a news release, Yuma agents detected the drone making multiple trips into the United States from Mexico near San Luis at 1:45 AM.

The agents witnessed a drone delivering multiple packages, which later turned out to contain methamphetamine. Two suspects near the residence where the contraband was dropped were detained by the agents.

After a search warrant was issued, the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force found and seized 24.9 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $225,000, and a .357 magnum revolver.

A male and female subjects were taken into custody and the contraband and handgun were seized, reports The Desert Review.

Two US citizens were arrested by Yuma Sector agents on Thursday, November 5 after they picked up multiple packages of drugs that were dropped by a drone after smuggling the contraband across the Mexico border.

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