Smugglers using drones to search for and avoid authorities

Goods and migrant smugglers have been using drones to track the movements of security forces in order to avoid them, says Malaysian Armed Forces field commander Lieutenant-General Muhammad Hafizuddeain Jantan. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 23, 2021.

THE Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) said the latest modus operandi of syndicates when smuggling goods and migrants is the use of drone technology.

Army Western Field Commander Lieutenant-General Muhammad Hafizuddeain Jantan said the tactic was used to avoid getting arrested by the authorities patrolling in Malaysian waters under Ops Benteng.

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