Only months ago, drones carrying explosives blew up near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro while he was speaking at a military event.
And recently, one of France’s most notorious criminals escaped prison with the help of drones.
It was, after all, only a matter of time before criminals deployed new drone technology, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
But INTERPOL already is responding.
The international police organization announced that as a result of a recent conference in Denver, Colorado, it is producing guidelines to assist law enforcement in responding to drone-assisted crimes.
Surveillance and monitoring are the most likely criminal uses of the machines, along with transporting illicit items.
the Drone Response and Forensic Guidelines are to be released early next year, INTERPOL said.
“The guidelines were developed during a two-week … hands-on event where drone experts from six countries (Bulgaria, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States) field tested more than 10 different types of drones known to be used by criminals to better understand their characteristics and limitations.”