San Diego, California: Police are reporting that an 18 pound hexacopter has crashed near the US-Mexico border, trying to smuggle in 6.5 lbs of crystal meth. According to the news reports, the multirotor was too heavy and that’s why it fell short of actually crossing the border:
“It has a total take off weight of 18 pounds maximum, that includes the craft, the battery and everything that’s going to be in the air,” said Brian Yates of Drones Made Easy of San Diego.
Its a shame, but it was bound to happen: criminals using UAVs to carry out their illegal activities. Lets just hope these reports are few and far in between.