FLYING drones fitted with heat-seeking cameras are being used by criminals to find cannabis farms in Halesowen, Cradley Heath and Oldbury so they can steal the crops.
The explosion in the number of cannabis farms has led to countless violent robberies as the intruders know the victim will not call the police.
However, the use of drones in discovering cannabis farms in residential homes is the first instance of cheaper drones being used in this way.
One tech-savvy criminal said: "I bought my first drone for a few hundred quid and learnt how to fly it over wasteland and fitted a wifi camera to it so I could look into people's windows.
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