"The aerial drone in the rear cargo bay was armed and ready to be
deployed. Sitting in an open plastic case beside an AK47 assault rifle
and spare clips. The 3DR Solo Quadcopter carried a shrapnel-filled IED
that was in turn rigged to detonate by remote control."
"The weapon could have been used effectively against
authorities, criminal rivals, or to terrorize innocent civilians,
according to a report by security analyst Robert Bunker, a professor in
Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War college.
contraband-laden drones operated by Mexican cartels have frequently
penetrated U.S. airspace, none of them have been armed—yet. But the
drone’s discovery comes at a time of widespread escalation of
crime-related violence in Mexico, and could be a sign of things to come."
Technology can be used for good and bad.