Meth Drone Crashes Near US-Mexico Border – Picture

Updated: January 22, 2015
Meth Drone Crashes Near US-Mexico Border - Picture

Meth drone crashes in Tijuana parking lot, Authorities in a Mexican border town said a crashed drone in a parking lot was carrying more than 6 pounds of meth apparently destined for the United States.

The drone crash-landed in a car park in Zona Rio, near a Mexican border port, on Tuesday. The drone might have crashed because it was overloaded, according to the LA Times.

Drones are called “blind mules” and it is not the first time they have been used to smuggle drugs, according to authorities. They have also attempted to get drugs into the US by catapulting them over the border.

The drone was said to be a Spreading Wings S900 model. Spreading Wings are sold by drone maker DJI as part of its professional range, and are advertised to be used for carrying heavy cameras for filmmakers to shoot video from.