If there is one thing that I have learned in life it is that if there is an opening to do something, there are people that will exploit it.
For example, there was a story a few years ago about how there was a self-checkout at a Walmart that for whatever reason wasn’t recording EBT transactions but was letting people use their EBT cards. So, after looking that their receipts the first customers that noticed this came back into the store and began buying everything that was possibly edible.
Now, this is just to get a few hundred extra dollars on free food. If there was an easier way to get people into the United States, don’t you think that drug dealers who stand to make millions of dollars would exploit this to their advantage?
Border patrol agents found a drone Sunday with a kilo of meth taped to it on top of a business in San Ysidro, a San Diego district just north of Mexico. Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke shared photos of the drone and drugs on Twitter. He said someone called to report a drone crashed on the roof of a business close to the border.
Nexstar’s KSWB talked with Border Patrol agents in January about an increasing number of drones seen flying over homes in San Ysidro.
“I see them all the time,” one neighbor said. “I also see people in cars that just sit there for hours, it looks strange.”
Agents said using drones to smuggle drugs isn’t uncommon, but they’re seeing a slight uptick in recent months.
“They are using the cover of night mostly to smuggle illegal contraband into the U.S.,” Agent Justin Castrejon said.
The illegal cargo can be cocaine, meth and other substances. Border Patrol is asking residents to report any sightings, in the sky and on their streets.
Meth is big business for the cartels. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa commercial facility Friday seized more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills and heroin as part of the second largest methamphetamine bust along the southwest border in the history of the agency, based on information developed by DEA, working jointly with HSI.