The skies over Mexico have become more dangerous. The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), one of the country’s most violent factions, now commands a unit of expert drone operators. Their primary mission? Transform commercial drones into deadly airborne weapons.

After weaponizing drones for over four years, the CJNG is upping its game. The new elite unit signals a calculated escalation. As a cartel insider revealed to The Daily Beast, “We began training as a group in 2021, but only this year we started operating.”

Their main targets include rivals like Los Viagras, Knights Templar, and the Sinaloa Cartel. Deploying drones miles away from their targets, they then unleash destruction from the skies.

“We can be miles away and confirm that they [rivals] are at a certain house or vehicle and then crash the drone with the explosives,” the source described.

To stand out within the cartel, the drone squad sports a patch depicting a quadcopter drone, a skull’s…