ONTARIO, Canada - Authorities in Canada are investigating an incident involving a drone carrying firearms over the border from the United States, police said.
Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police found a drone stuck in a tree near Port Lambton, a small community along the St. Clair River, about 60 miles northwest of Detroit. The drone was carrying a bag containing 11 handguns, according to a police statement on social media.
"How are illegal guns reaching the hands of criminals in Canada? Recently, [police] found that drones are being used to carry the prohibited guns over from the United States," Ontario Provincial Police West Region tweeted.
Police tweeted images displaying a six-rotor drone and one firearm — a Glock semiautomatic pistol — on top of a grocery-style plastic bag.
The news outlet The Sarnia Observer reported that police discovered the drone on Friday.
This story was produced in New York.