BREAKING NEWS From The Border… It’s Really BAD

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Mexican police reportedly pulled over four men driving a stolen pick-up truck and discovered a drone carrying an explosive device in the vehicle, leading some analysts to fear drug cartels may have figured out how to arm the devices to attack opponents — including those inside the United States.

Federal police discovered the drone attached to the IED last week during a traffic stop in Guanajunto, where several cartels are known to operate, including the Sinaloa Cartel, Small Wars Journal reported.

Besides the drone, police found phones, an AK-47 and ammunition. An improvised explosive device was taped to the drone, FLY 3Dr Solo Quad-copter, that could reportedly be detonated with a remote control. It was not clear if the four men were a part of any criminal group. The drone had a range of about half a mile, but modifications would have allowed it to fly farther.

(Federal Police of Mexico )

“It is a drone,” he said. “I have just confirmed that it is an explosive device, with a remote detonator and a large explosive charge.”

The four men, identified as Christian N., Angel N., Eduardo N. and Marcos N. may be charged with terrorism, officials said. The men belonged to a “crime cell,” but Aguirre refused to say which drug gang or cartel.

The area where the men were arrested was being contested by several cartels, including the Sinaloa, CJNG and Los Zetas. Since the beginning of 2017, organized crime has increased in the region.

Earlier this year, top security chiefs cautioned Congress that cartels and terrorist groups could use drones to strike targets within the U.S., The Washington Times reported.

Cartels have been known to use “potato bombs,” a round-shaped device with shrapnel and explosive device inside but this was the first known use of a drone carrying a bomb, Small Wars Journal reported.

U.S. officials were aware cartels used drones to carry drugs into the U.S., but the use of an explosive device would be a significant development.

In August, the U.S. Border Patrol arrested a man retrieving 13 pounds of meth that was dropped by an unmanned aerial vehicle in southern California, The Washington Times reported.

“Two years ago this was not a problem,” Nicholas J. Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said at a Senate hearing. “A year ago this was an emerging problem. Now it’s a real problem.”

With POTUS Trump’s wall construction started, the cartels are proving they adapt and improvise by drones to deliver the narcotics over the border.

Authorities said that they have found other drones smuggling drugs, in the past they have been small drones with light loads.  But as improvements in technology make bigger, bolder drones accessible to the civilians, they have seen far larger drones with heavy loads and with high end technology.

Such as the  DJI Matrice 600, it has a list price of $5,000 on DJI’s website. They’re marketed to professional filmmakers who want a hefty drone to carry their big camera rigs for aerial shots.

“The M600 features an extended flight time and a 5 km* long-range, ultra-low latency HD image transmission for accurate image composition and capture. By using 6 small DJI Intelligent Batteries, allowing it to easily be shipped to wherever it is needed.  A customized battery management system and power distribution board allows all six batteries to be turned on with one button press, and keeps the system in flight in the event of a failure of a single battery, and allows users to check the battery status in real-time during flight.”

H/T Fox News

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