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Yuma border agents arrest juvenile retrieving meth dropped by drone

  • Jun 9, 2020
  • Categories: Counter Drone News

 

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 17-year-old United States citizen attempting to retrieve multiple packages of methamphetamine dropped from a drone that crossed the border from Mexico.

Early Wednesday morning, Border Patrol agents working near San Luis, observed a drone dropping multiple packages and a male subject in the same vicinity. Agents made contact with the subject, and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the subject’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed nine packages of methamphetamine, which weighed more than 12 pounds with an estimated street value of $26,000.

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