רחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רבין
Bags of cannabis dropped by a drone over Tel Aviv
Photo: Moti Kimchi
Bags of cannabis dropped by a drone over Tel Aviv

High-flying drone drops free dope over Tel Aviv

Drone scatters dozens of sealed bags containing cannabis above Rabin Square and nearby streets; police arrests two suspects for operating the drone and distributing drugs

Itay Blumenthal |
Published: 09.03.20 , 21:44
A drone dropped on Thursday dozens of small bags, containing one gram of cannabis each, above Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.
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  • According to eyewitnesses, the wind carried the bags towards the main road adjacent to the square, as well as spread them all over the pavement of the nearby streets and in front of local businesses.
    רחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רביןרחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רבין
    Bags of cannabis dropped by a drone over Tel Aviv
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    רחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רביןרחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רבין
    Bystanders scattering to pick up bags of cannabis off the road
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    The unusual spectacle attracted dozens of bystanders who scattered to pick up the heaven-sent gift.
    "I don't know if this stuff is real, but the idea is really cool," said Gaia, who was sitting at a nearby coffee house, before managing to grab a few bags for herself. Gaia continued to test the bag's contents personally, before finally affirming with a gratified exhale, "this stuff is great."
    רחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רביןרחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רבין
    Bags of cannavis dropping over Tel Aviv
    (Photo: Moti Kimchi)
    Before the incident took place, a user on the Telegram instant messaging app published a message to a group called "The Green Drone", informing its members of the airborne surprise.
    "The excitement is at its peak. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's the green drone," the message read. "Enjoy, my lovelies, your aerial brother is sending you free love for a fun weekend."
    רחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רביןרחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רבין
    Bags of cannabis scattered on the ground
    (Photo: Israel Police)
    רחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רביןרחפן הטיל שקיות גראס מעל כיכר רבין
    The drone confiscated by police
    (Photo: Israel Police)
    Police have arrested two men in their 30s on suspicion of operating the drone that delivered the illegal substance.
    According to police, the two men were in possession of the drone, the drone's remote, as well as dozens of sealed bags identical to the ones distributed above Rabin Square.
    "The distribution of the substance suspected to be a drug constitutes trafficking of a dangerous drug for all intents and purposes, thus the suspects will be investigated accordingly," read a s.
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