BBC reported that drone carrying illegal drugs has crashed near a US border crossing in Mexico.
Nothing strange. But what authorities are finding to be more and more common is the use of GPS systems to set a flight path and walk away, leaving investigators with no evidence of where the drone came from or who launched it.
The type of drone used, a DJI Spreading Wings 900, is popular with professional photographers and costs $1,400. It doesn’t come with an autopilot GPS system, but a separate one can be installed on it, as it was in this case.
Here is the official report from Police in Tijuana