20:18 GMT07 May 2021
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    Drug traffickers have reached new heights.

    In a failed attempt to outsmart the law, a drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in a parking lot near the U.S./Mexico on Tuesday. 

    The unmanned aircraft had more than 6 pounds of crystal meth in six packages taped to it when it fell from the sky near the border crossing city of San Ysidro, reported NBC7.

    According to Tijuana police, this is the first time smugglers have attempted to use drones to pass drugs through the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
    © Flickr / Michael Coghlan
    According to Tijuana police, this is the first time smugglers have attempted to use drones to pass drugs through the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

    Tijuana police said a citizen found the machine in a supermarket parking lot and reported it. 

    The drone, consisting of six propellers and a lithium battery, is now being processed by police as they attempt to find those responsible for the smuggling attempt.

    According to Tijuana police, this is the first time smugglers have attempted to use drones to pass drugs through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. 

    Drones that are used to carry drugs over the border are called “blind mules,” says the Tijuana Public Safety Secretariat.

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