Drone used to fly drugs across Mexican border into CA, Border Patrol says

Authorities have arrested a man they say used a drone to fly drugs across the Mexican border into California.

The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent spotted a remote-controlled drone swooping over the border fence last week near a San Diego border crossing,

Other agents were notified.

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About 10 minutes later, another agent arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly was carrying a bag containing about 13 pounds (6.1 kilograms) of meth in multiple plastic-wrapped packages. The meth was estimated to have a street value of $46,000.

The 2-foot-high drone was later found hidden under a bush.

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