Drone Overloaded With Meth Crashes Near Border

It comes down in parking lot in Tijuana
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2015 11:58 AM CST
Drone Overloaded With Meth Crashes Near Border
A drone loaded with methamphetamine lies on the ground after it crashed into a supermarket parking lot in the city of Tijuana, Mexico, on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Secretaria de Seguridad P?blica Municipal de Tijuana)

Somebody in Mexico who failed to read the instructions is out more than 6 pounds of meth and a $1,400 drone, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Police say the battery-operated drone carrying 3 kilos of the drug crashed in a Tijuana parking lot Tuesday night, about a mile from the US border, reports Vice. Authorities say the Spread Wings S900 drone couldn't support the weight of the six attached packages and came down ahead of schedule. Cops in Tijuana guess it was probably being sent between local neighborhoods because it would have stood little chance of making it across the border unnoticed. (More weird crimes stories.)

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