Meth from Heaven? Narco drone falls out of Tijuana sky

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Mexican drug dealers are getting higher than ever — or at least their product is.

Tijuana cops on Tuesday discovered a fallen drone loaded with crystal meth laying in a shopping mall parking lot near the San Ysidro border crossing.

Police reported the drone was saddled with 3 kilos of crystal meth wrapped in plastic packages that were strapped to the drone with masking tape. It’s unclear where the drone was heading, or who was flying it.

1458483_829169823842853_7488154466244423237_nThe drone and the packages via Secretaria de Seguridad Publica Tijuana

The drone was identified as a silver “Spreading Wings S900” model that sells for around $1,500 online. The brand is marketed as a “highly portable, powerful aerial system for the demanding filmmaker” equipped with “new and improved motors [that] make for a much more reliable flight.”

Reliable, that is, if you’re shipping under three kilos of meth. It gets a little wobbly…

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National Post editorial board: Hold your fire, your Holiness

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In very short order, Pope Francis has risen from the status of a somewhat obscure cardinal from Argentina to international acclaim as a papal superstar and a breath of fresh air in the dusty halls of the Vatican. He has moved to rid the highest levels of the Church of its stifling bureaucracy, helped bring about a historic rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, and declared that it was not his place to judge priests on their sexual orientation.

[np_storybar title=”Pope Francis cautions against insulting religion after Charlie Hebdo, saying anyone who curses his mother ‘can expect a punch’” link=”http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/15/pope-francis-cautions-against-insulting-religion-after-charlie-hebdo-saying-anyone-who-curses-his-mother-can-expect-a-punch/”]Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.

Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one’s mind for…

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