- Four men were stopped in central Mexico in possession of a drone with an explosive device attached.
- The discovery is sign of a shift in criminal tactics, further incorporating drones.
- Drones have been adopted by criminals and police alike in Latin America, especially in relation to drug trafficking.
An early-morning traffic stop in central Mexico led to the discovery of a drone outfitted to carry a homemade explosive, marking the latest sign that cartels and criminal actors involved in Mexico’s drug wars are turning to autonomous vehicles to compete.
Mexican federal police stopped a late-model Mazda on a highway in Guanajuato, a state north of Mexico City, during the early hours of October 20. The car had been reported stolen.
In the vehicle, police found an AK-47 rifle, ammunition, and cellphones.
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Featured image courtesy of Mexican Federal Police