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After images of a confrontation in Tepalcatepec, Michoacan, between alleged members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) and a group of self-defense groups in the area, where gun drones, in social networks it was detailed that criminals adapt homemade explosives with plastic cups to be able to throw them with greater precision on their targets.
Monday MILLENNIUM reported on the clashes in the town of Plaza Vieja, belonging to the municipality of Tepalcatepec, where the skirmish took place by land and air, due to members of the CJNG they launched explosives with the help of drones.
Meanwhile, this Wednesday, Romain Le Cour, coordinator of the Security Program in Mexico Evaluates and co-founder of Noria Research, shared a photograph on their social networks where you can see an explosive, similar to those seen in the latest videos, adapted with a plastic cup to be launched with greater precision from a drone in Michoacán.
“They showed me modified drones and explosive charges. There are “instructor” pilots. The drone is a weapon, a tactical tool (but also a game, fashion, a joke) There is an arms race. Drones are part of it. Challenge: serve it as such, “he wrote in the publication.
#Michoacan – Drones. 2021, Tierra Caliente
They showed me modified drones and explosive charges. There are “instructor” pilots. The drone is a weapon, a tactical tool (but tmb game, fashion, joke)
– Romain Le Cour (@romainlecour) January 12, 2022
The adaptation made in Mexico with a plastic cup is reminiscent of others documented in Iraq by the terrorist group ISISInstead of plastic cups, they added badminton shuttlecocks to achieve more control when dropping the load from armed drones.