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article imageMexican tourist stopped bringing drone parts into Israel

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By Lesley Lanir
Nov 20, 2012 in World
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Tel Aviv - A Mexican tourist was detained at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport when it was discovered he was carrying 3 suitcases full of drone parts.
The Times of Israel reports that a Mexican tourist has been detained for questioning at Ben Gurion airport after parts found in his suitcases were identified as belonging to a drone aircraft. The man claims he brought the aircraft parts with him to get them repaired while in Israel.
The parts consisted of "engines, wings and cameras of professional and sophisticated drones with a range of dozens of kilometers.”
It is reported by Haaretz that the tourist was supposed to meet an Israeli contact at the airport; Police are investigating that person’s identity. Police are also looking into how EL AL security did not discover the drone parts before the man boarded the flight to Israel.
Due to the present security situation in Israel, under certain conditions, EL AL is allowing passengers to change their travel plans to and from Israel.
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U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson
U.S. drone in action
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