Saturday, August 22, 2020

Jalisco cartel using drones armed with C-4 explosives

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) is using drones armed with C4 explosives to attack its enemies.
A citizens' militia group in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, reports finding two drones inside an armored car that cartel hitmen had abandoned after an attempted raid on July 25. The C4 was packed with ball bearings in Tupperware-like containers that were equipped with a remote detonation system and duct-taped to the drones.

In April, the cartel used small planes to drop explosives on Tepalcatepec, but increased aerial surveillance in the region caused the CJNG to opt for drones, which cannot be detected on radar. Thus far the drones haven't been effective.