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Border Patrol agents intercept 2 drones carrying narcotics in Arizona

May 5, 2020, 4:00 PM

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)...

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo)

PHOENIX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recovered two drones used for delivering narcotics over the border last week in Arizona.

Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector intercepted narcotics in two separate incidents on Wednesday and Sunday.

Agents first recovered a small bundle from a drone containing 463 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $3,000 on Wednesday.

On Saturday, another drone was seen flying over from Mexico, dropping multiple packages on the other side of the border.

Agents were able to retrieve the 10 packages dropped by the drone, according to the Border Patrol’s press release.

The contents of the packages, which tested positive for cocaine, weighed approximately 11 kilograms and had a street value of more than $300,000.

A day later, another drone was recovered by agents, apprehending two of the three drones used by traffickers.

Border Patrol officials urge anyone to anonymously report suspicious activity by calling 1-877-872-7435.

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Border Patrol agents intercept 2 drones carrying narcotics in Arizona