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Are drug-carrying drones the future of smuggling? Probably not, DEA says
Are drug-carrying drones the future of smuggling? Probably not, DEA says

Are drones the technological drug "mules" of the future? Almost certainly not, say Drug Enforcement Administration officials. On Tuesday a drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico not far from the San Ysidro border crossing this week, triggering an investigation by Tijuana police and raising the question of whether the technology is a new avenue for drug smuggling. But drones just don’t seem to be a cost-effective way of drug smuggling, said DEA spokeswoman Amy Roderick. “This method will only allow a small amount of drugs to be flown at a time, and that coupled with the ease of detection, does not make this method very profitable to these drug...

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