Drones join the War

I read that NZ Police have gone ‘high-tech’ & are employing aerial drones in the Drug war.. searching out cannabis plantations. Where once they worked with RNZAF helicopters, to search bushland from above, they are now using drones.

I read this in a report:

‘Police are going hi-tech and using drones to locate cannabis plantations in the Taupo area.’

‘A drone has been used to identify a hidden cache of 100 cannabis plants stashed in the Kaingaroa Forest near Rotorua last week.’

“We borrowed a drone and with that we were able to locate the cannabis plants.”

“Without that drone we would not have found it and would have just been wandering around the bush.”

‘Two men have been charged with possession with intent to supply in connection to the offence.’

“It is not part of our standard equipment and we had to borrow it. We are thankful of the organisation that lent it to us and the member of the public who phoned in the tip.”

*Again I say; ‘How much tax-payer money is being wasted, in their efforts to be seen to be doing something’ (just scratching the surface, if truth be known).. BUT keeping themselves ‘gainfully employed’ !

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