Yes, Virginia, Mexican drug cartels are flying drones over the US southern border.
San Diego Union Tribune: “Cartels have not given up on drones at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite the small aircraft’s inefficiency in smuggling meaningful amounts of drugs.”
“In a recent 13-month period, Border Patrol agents reported 21 drone incursions along the San Diego County boundary with Mexico, according to the agency. The unmanned aircraft were carrying drugs in at least six of the incidents — either methamphetamine or cocaine.”
Yes, but this story looks like a limited hangout. Read what Judicial Watch presents. The context and the operation are much, much larger:
“Mexican drug cartels have conducted more than 9,000 drone flights into U.S. airspace in the last year to surveil American law enforcement and security operations in the southern border region, a senior Homeland Security official told Judicial Watch this week. The drones are observing federal, state, county, and city agencies near the Mexican border, including the U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas National Guard, county sheriffs and local police. The Border Patrol, which operates under Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has captured about a dozen of the drones, and accessed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) guidance and memory systems to gain intelligence information, according to a high-level official at the agency.”
“Judicial Watch learned about the Mexican cartel drone incursions during a recent visit to the southern border and specifically while interviewing federal officials at the CBP Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas. Judicial Watch is further investigating the matter and has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with CBP, the 60,000-member agency charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S., for all records regarding the use of drones by criminal organizations operating along the U.S.-Mexico border for the purpose of surveilling […]
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