Originally Posted by preventec47
What if you were to decommission the drone by disassembly and store the components separately. If it was not complete or functional then it could be declared as drone parts only with no chance of use. Much like firearm parts in some areas of the USA
A few things to consider,
Customs will have a number of questions for you about those parts.
I brought a few extra iPhones into Mauritius as gifts for family
. Agent got extra curious about what else I had. I discovered just how many parts go in a ballpoint pen.
They will DEFINITELY want to know who your bringing them to. Drones are illegal and you have a bunch of parts for one.
Years ago I knew a guy who bought a ďnavyĒ sear for his mp5 which according to him was fine so long as the two never met. Of course they did eventually and while out playing with his toy in the woods a cop showed up. He was arrested for the illegal firearm. After that I have no idea what happened to him after that.
Drones are about as subtle as a gun. Every cop there knows drones are contraband and in my experiences in the region many lack a sense of humor
. Additionally, you have the risk of a civilian dropping a dime on you.
In short, I certainly wouldnít smuggle anything in much less fly one.
It just takes one curious LEO to create an uncomfortable conversation.