In Risky Twist, Using Ultralight Planes To Drop Drugs Peter O'Dowd | NPR | May 26th, 2011 They've used tunnels and boats, and now Mexican drug traffickers are getting more creative. Smugglers are using ultralight airplanes to drop a few hundred pounds of marijuana at a time into the United States. It's just one more method in a smuggling portfolio that appears to be expanding as pressure increases on the ground from American law enforcement. 88.5 WFDD | NPR: In Risky Twist, Using Ultralight Planes To Drop Drugs How much more will it take before our government get the message that we have been invaded, attacked and occupied by Mexico and like any other terrorist organization, drugs cartels need to be met with all the force we have. Drugs are destorying Americans and most come across the border. Arizona is becoming as dangerous as Mexico.