Israel: Mexican tourist discovered smuggling drone aircraft in luggage

Posted on November 21, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Latin America Aviation, Mexico, Police/Military Activity

Nothing like this had ever happened at Ben-Gurion International Airport before: A routine customs inspection uncovered an attempt to smuggle two unmanned aerial vehicles into Israel. The incident began when a Jewish citizen of Mexico tried to go through the “nothing to declare” lane with three suitcases. Something in his behavior aroused the customs inspectors’ suspicions, so they asked him to open the bags. To their astonishment, they found two dismantled drones inside. The unusual cargo had gone undetected on both legs of the man’s flight to Israel: from Mexico to France, and then from Paris to Tel Aviv via El Al. Read Article

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