05 Jul '17, 5am

Narco-Drones: A New Way to Transport Drugs

It can be surmised that drones are gaining popularity in both Mexico and Colombia as they represent a nearly perfect drug mule in the sense that they involve less risk to drug trafficking organizations and their employees who represent possible risks to any cartel if the arrested individual provides authorities regarding TTPs, routes, shipment time tables, ect. Additionally, drones, in comparison to their human counterparts cost significantly less as a drug mule can earn as much as $10,000 for successful delivery of a single shipment. However, when compared to other non-human forms of transport, the cost of drones is simply insignificant when comparing them to the cost of building drug tunnels (Mexican tactic), semi-submersibles (universal DTO tactic), and submarines (Colombian tactic).

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/narco-drones-a-new-w...

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