TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The FBI wants to identify whoever is responsible for illegally flying a drone near a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter about three months ago.
On the night of Feb. 9, Border Protection employees told Tucson police that a drone was flying dangerously close to their helicopter. The FBI says the drone appeared to launch from an area about 5 miles south of Tucson and flew across Tucson and north over Marana.
In 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration made it a criminal act for the unsafe operation of unmanned aircraft. The FBI says anyone flying a drone as prohibited by law can face federal criminal charg