SAN DIEGO — A twenty five-yr-old U.S. citizen has been charged with applying a drone to smuggle extra than thirteen lbs of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually massive seizure for what is even now a novel procedure to provide unlawful drugs into the United States, authorities stated Friday.

Jorge Edwin Rivera told authorities that he utilized drones to smuggle drugs 5 or 6 periods given that March, typically offering them to an accomplice at a close by fuel station in San Diego, in accordance to a assertion of possible lead to. He stated he was to be paid $one,000 for the endeavor that ended in his arrest.


This undated image presented by the U.S. Border Patrol exhibits 12 packages of methamphetamine that were confiscated from a U.S. citizen.