Thursday, April 15, 2021

CJNG drones on patrol

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is behind an attack in Michoacán where two drones rigged with explosives injured two cops. The first CJNG drone bomb turned up in 2017 in the back of a stolen car driven by cartel members stopped by police near Valtierrilla, Guanajuato. The drone was a 3DR Solo quadcopter, with a ‘potato bomb’ IED taped to it.
Drones can easily be acquired and fited with explosives to turn them into guided weapons able to hit high value targets with pinpoint precision from more than a mile away. Improvised armed drones are now used by groups in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Afghanistan.