Thieves Use Heat-Detecting UAS to Target Cannabis Farms

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Although a day late, this article should please all of the 4/20 fans out there.

Criminals are now using drones equipped with thermal cameras to locate pot farms – only to later rob them and sell the drugs on the street.

“It is no surprise enterprising criminals would want to get the upper hand in the criminal underworld by using drones.”

Apparently, the amount of heat generated from these establishments is quite detectable, even with a low-resolution thermal camera. Take a look at the photos below, they’re pretty remarkable!

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