Here come the drug drones

This week a quadcopter drone landed – rather badly – in a Mexican supermarket parking lot carrying more than its average payload. Instead of carrying just a camera and its propellers, this particular drone was carrying meth. A whopping 6-pounds of methamphetamine, in fact, with intent to distribute. Tijuana police are investigating the drone's origin and destination, but currently have no significant (public, anyway) leads on how this situation came to be. This may, in fact, be the point at which drones begin breaking bad.

The photograph you see here was taken by the Tijuana Municipal Police on the 21st of January, 2015. That was yesterday, at the time this article is being published.

Police suggest that this drone carried six "packets" of methamphetamine, totaling more than six pounds of the drug.

UPDATE: According to Secretaria de Seguridad Pública Municipal de Tijuana, this is "not the first time they [have] seen drones used for smuggling drugs across the border." VIA AP

Tijuana police spokesperson Jorge Morrua made clear that the drone fell Tuesday night – again, reporting this on Wednesday – that this drone fell near the San Ysidro crossing. The drone was therefor near a crossing point at Mexico's border with California.

It may be time that Tijuana police begin employing kangaroos to keep drone activity to a minimum.