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Drone Crashes Near Border, But It’s the Package It Was Carrying That Has Authorities Investigating

"Criminals are looking for innovation in order to achieve their objectives."

Image source: Tijuana Secretary of Public Security / Facebook

A drone that crashed on the Mexico side of the Southern border was carrying about six pounds of crystal meth, police said Wednesday.

Tijuana Secretary of Public Security said authorities received an anonymous call at about 10:00 p.m. Tuesday about the crashed drone.

Image source: Tijuana Secretary of Public Security / Facebook

When they arrived on scene, police found about six pounds of crystal meth taped to the unmanned aircraft.

According to a local CBS affiliate, which cited numbers from the National Drug Abuse, the net-value of the drugs may be upwards of $70,000.

Image source: Tijuana Secretary of Public Security / Facebook

Image source: Tijuana Secretary of Public Security / Facebook

This is the first time that evidence has been uncovered suggesting drugs are being flown over the border by drones, authorities said, according to KSWB-TV.

"Criminals are looking for innovation in order to achieve their objectives," the Tijuana Secretary of Public Security said.

Authorities are currently investigating where the drone originated from. They suspect it crashed because it was unable to operate properly while carrying the six pounds of drugs.

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