Drone with kilo of meth crashes on roof of enterprise

SAN YSIDRO, California – Border guards found a one-pound meth drone on a business Sunday in San Ysidro.

Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke shared photos of the drone and drugs on Twitter. He said someone called Border Patrol to report that a drone had crashed on the roof of a company near the border.

On Sunday morning, #BorderPatrol agents were made aware of the presence of a crashed drone on the roof of a local business along the border in San Ysidro. There was a pound of meth stuck to the drone. Agents are investigating the incident. pic.twitter.com/7GJ3f8PdnK

– Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke (@USBPChiefSDC) February 16, 2021

FOX 5 spoke to border guards in January about an increasing number of drones seen flying over houses in San Ysidro.

“I see her all the time,” said a neighbor. “I also see people in cars who just sit there for hours, it looks strange.”

Agents said the use of drones to smuggle drugs is not uncommon, but they see a slight increase in recent months.

“They use the night’s protection mainly to smuggle illegal contraband into the United States,” said Agent Justin Castrejon.

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.

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