Criminals use drones to find cannabis dens

Criminals in the UK are piloting their own heat-seeking drones to locate illegal marijuana farms and then either rob or tax them.

According to a local newspaper, there has been a huge surge in the number of hidden cannabis farms across Halesowen, Cradley Heath and Oldbury, towns on the outskirts of rural Shropshire some seven miles from central Birmingham.

They require hydroponic lights for the marijuana plants to grow – and the huge amounts of excess heat given off make them easily spottable for a would-be criminal in the know.

The Independent

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