BREAKING NEWS Out Of The US/Mexico Border… It’s BIG

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(Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)


A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a unique technique for bringing illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday.

Jorge Edwin Rivera told authorities that he used drones to smuggle drugs five or six times since March, typically delivering them to an accomplice at a nearby gas station in San Diego, according to a statement of probable cause. He said he was to be paid $1,000 for the attempt that ended in his arrest.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that a remote control-operated drone flew over the border fence from Mexico, heading for San Ysidro while a Border Patrol agent listened and watched. He radioed ahead to other agents to be on the lookout for the small aircraft.

Ten minutes later, federal authorities had what they say is their first confirmed San Diego case of drug smuggling by drone.

Agents arrested a man carrying a bag full of methamphetamine — more than 13 pounds valued at an estimated $46,000. They found the drone stashed under a nearby bush.

A dozen packages of meth, weighing just over 13 pounds, were flown into the U.S. from Mexico by drone, federal authorities said. (Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

“This is a new method we’re seeing,” Border Patrol supervising Agent Mark Endicott said.

“We’ve had some success on the ground when it comes to (catching) smugglers of humans and controlled substances. So transnational organizations are looking for other ways to get their product into the country.”

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a recent annual report that drones are not often used to smuggle drugs from Mexico because they can only carry small loads, though it said they may become more common. In 2015, two people pleaded guilty to dropping 28 pounds of heroin from a drone in the border town of Calexico, Calif. That same year Border Patrol agents in San Luis, Ariz., spotted a drone dropping bundles with 30 pounds of marijuana.

Methamphetamine is one of the most addictive and destructive drugs known to mankind.

Thanks a lot you filthy Mexican scumbags.

God Bless.

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