Two Southern California men pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling 28 pounds of heroin into the United States using drones.
“This is believed to be the first international narcotics seizure by US law enforcement involving the use of drones by Mexican drug traffickers,” according to a statement issued by federal prosecutors.
Court documents showed that the scheme involved two men, Jonathan Elias and Brayan Valle, both of El Centro, California. Elias was apparently paid $100 to go pick up Valle in nearby Calexico, a border town.
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