Smugglers drawn to aerial robotics

January 23, 2015 5:06 AM

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Drug smugglers at the U.S. border with Mexico are taking their first uncertain steps into the fast-evolving world of airborne robotics, as U.S. authorities rush to address a new vulnerability.

A small drone crashed Tuesday evening at a Tijuana shopping mall a short distance from the San Ysidro border crossing. Strapped to its underside were six packets of methamphetamine weighing about seven pounds.

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