Australian Drug Cartel Used Drone to Spy on Police – The Drive

When we cover drones being used as tools, whether it be to monitor the integrity of a burning building, advance the evolution of the ever-mythical “flying car”, or for governmental surveillance of criminal activity, we’re usually reporting on how the good guys are taking advantage of this new technology—not the bad guys. Only rarely do we hear about drones being used for illegal activity, like smuggling drugs into federal prisons. Well, we have a new contender for most illegal unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use, and this time it’s coming from down under. According to Australian publisher TheAge, an international drug cartel was recently busted for attempting to smuggle $30 million worth of cocaine into the country. How exactly was a UAV useful, if we’re ruling out that the drone itself was used to transport

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