Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #50: Additional Weaponized Consumer Drone Incidents in Michoacán...

Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan, “Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #50: Additional Weaponized Consumer Drone Incidents in Michoacán and Puebla, MX.” Small Wars Journal. 10 May 2021.


This research note documents two recent developments in the proliferation of weaponized consumer drones (aerial improvised explosive devices) in Mexico. The first incident is an alleged attack by the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán on the morning of 4 May 2021. The second is the arrest of two suspected Cártel de Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL) drone weaponeers in Puebla on 22 April 2021. Both incidents follow the widely reported 20 April 2021drone attack in Aguililla, Michoacán.


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