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FBI still looking for whoever flew drone near CBP helicopter

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Posted at 6:25 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 09:25:39-04

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