Drone smuggling drugs from Mexico lands in the U.S.
Mexican cartels are using drones to smuggle drugs into the U.S. Getty

A smuggler's drone flying from Mexico crash-landed just south of the U.S. border city of San Ysidro, California, in a failed drug delivery this week, the Tijuana Municipal Police said. The drone overloaded with illicit methamphetamine crashed into a supermarket parking lot. Tijuana police spokesman Jorge Morrua said authorities were alerted after the drone fell Tuesday night near the San Ysidro crossing at Mexico's border with California.Six packets of the drug, weighing more than six pounds, were taped to the six-propeller remote-controlled aircraft.

According to U-T San Diego, meth seizures have increased at U.S. ports of entry have increased since marijuana was legalized in certain American states, with drug cartels now concentrating on making and smuggling meth that drug and heroin.However, police do anticipate drones becoming future drug mules any time soon. 'We would not call using drones a new trend in smuggling,' Amy Roderick of the Drug Enforcement Agency in San Diego told Fox 5. This method will only allow a small amount of drugs to be flown at a time and coupled with the ease of detection, does not make this method very profitable to these drug trafficking organizations.Police have not said whether they know anything of who might have owned or been operating the drone at the time of the crash.

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