CBP photo of the intercepted cocaine.

Border Patrol Intercepts Narcotics Dropped from Drones

Border Patrol agents have intercepted bundles of narcotics dropped from drones or Single Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) between April 29 and May 3. 

On April 29, Yuma Sector Agents recovered a small bundle from a SUAS.  The bundle seized contained approximately 463 grams of Methamphetamine and has an estimated street value of nearly $3,000. 

On May 2, individuals in Mexico launched a drone that entered U.S. airspace and dropped multiple packages.  Responding agents were able to retrieve the ten packages dropped by the drone.  The contents of the packages weighed approximately 11 kilograms of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The approximate street value of the cocaine seized is $306,000.  Yuma Sector agents detected another drone on the evening of May 3.  Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents recovered two of the three drones in these encounters.

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