Julie Stalmer 6:30 p.m., July 23
Two ultra-light drug smuggling aircrafts seized in Baja
One aircraft crashed near Los Algodones, the other near Mexicali
Two ultra-light aircrafts, which were allegedly used to smuggle narcotics into the United States, have been seized in Baja California. According to authorities, the first discovery was on Tuesday, July 16, after a loud noise alerted police of a crashed aircraft in the Mexicali Valley. The second discovery occurred less than 24 hours later. A similar aircraft hit an airline and crashed near Los Algodones. No suspects were arrested.
Ultra-light aircrafts are frequently used to drop narcotics over the U.S. border from northeast Baja California and Sonora.
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