CBP intercepts glider aircraft flying drugs over southern border — but pilot escapes

The American Mirror | 5/27/2019 | Staff
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Build a wall and drug runners will find a way to fly over it.

Border Patrol agents intercepted a glider aircraft being used to transport “nearly $500,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl, southeast of Tucson” from Mexico into the Untied States, the agency reports.

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Agents encountered the aircraft abandoned along a rural dirt road, with two large plastic storage containers affixed to the fuselage. Canine units on scene inspected the aircraft and discovered numerous methamphetamine packages inside the containers.

The drugs and aircraft were seized and transported to the Nogales Border Patrol Station, where testing confirmed the packages contained over 143lbs of meth and over 200 grams of fentanyl.

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After an exhaustive search, the pilot could not be located.

In 2017, “a Border Patrol agent observed a drone fly over the border fence at an area approximately two miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The agent notified other agents in the area to be on the lookout for the drone,” according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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“An agent on an all-terrain vehicle spotted a male suspect at about 11:40 p.m. near the border at Servano Avenue and Valentino Street. The agent approached the man and discovered that he was carrying a large open bag that had a multiple plastic-wrapped packages containing methamphetamine.”

The culprit was arrested and the drone was discovered concealed under a bush.

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“Due to the agents’ heightened vigilance, this drone smuggling scheme was stopped before these dangerous narcotics could enter our communities,” said Acting Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Boone Smith.

The methamphetamine had a total weight of 13.44 pounds and an estimated street value of $46,000, according to Border...
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