Border patrol agents found a drone Sunday with a kilo of meth taped to it on top of a business in San Ysidro, a San Diego district just north of Mexico. Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke shared photos of the drone and drugs on Twitter. He said someone called to report a drone crashed on the roof of a business close to the border.
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Nexstar’s KSWB talked with Border Patrol agents in January about an increasing number of drones seen flying over homes in San Ysidro.
“I see them all the time,” one neighbor said. “I also see people in cars that just sit there for hours, it looks strange.”
Agents said using drones to smuggle drugs isn’t uncommon, but they’re seeing a slight uptick in recent months.
“They are using the cover of night mostly to smuggle illegal contraband into the U.S.,” Agent Justin Castrejon said.
The illegal cargo can be cocaine, meth and other substances. Border Patrol is asking residents to report any sightings, in the sky and on their streets.
Sunday morning, #BorderPatrol agents were alerted to the presence of a crashed drone on the roof of a local business along the border in San Ysidro. The drone had 1 kilo of meth taped to it. Agents are investigating the incident. pic.twitter.com/7GJ3f8PdnK
— Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke (@USBPChiefSDC) February 16, 2021
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Meth is big business for the cartels. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa commercial facility Friday seized more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills and heroin as part of the second largest methamphetamine bust along the southwest border in the history of the agency, based on information developed by DEA, working jointly with HSI.
“Smugglers will try every way possible to try and get their product across the border and because of the partnership between CBP, Homeland Security investigations and DEA this significant seizure occurred and we stopped them,” said Anne Maricich, acting CBP director of field operations in San Diego. “I’m proud of the CBP officers’ dedication to our mission; they continue to stop dangerous drugs from entering our communities.”