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Homelocation mexicoRaid on western Mexican home uncovers massive drone bomb workshop

Raid on western Mexican home uncovers massive drone bomb workshop

A police raid on a house built to look like a castle uncovered a workshop for making drone-carried bombs, authorities in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco said Wednesday.

State police distributed photos of 40 small cylindrical bombs with fins meant to be released from drones. Police also found bomb-making materials, including about 45 pounds of metal shrapnel and 15 pounds of gunpowder.

A suspect was spotted running into the house but he apparently escaped out the back, and no arrests were made, officials said.

Overall, 556 improvised explosive devices of all types — roadside, drone-carried and car bombs — were found in Mexico between January and August 2023. A total of 2,186 have been found during the current administration, which took office in December 2018.

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