Dutch 'Canna Chopper' sniffs out cannabis fields from the air

Like a drug-hunting K9 with wings, the "Canna Chopper" is the Dutch police force's latest addition to its weed-fighting arsenal (which must be impressive, considering that it's adding a high-tech miniature helicopter). The unmanned craft is loaded with odor and video detection instruments so that it can identify fields of hemp from the air, and then call in backup to make the bust.

On its maiden voyage it managed to locate a cannabis farm and officers arrested seven growers and recovered several kilos of the outlawed weed. Now all it needs is a gun attached to its underside and it could make its own arrests.

According to the Dutch Daily News, only 10% of cannabis grown in farms in the Netherlands is sold legally in the country, with the rest being smuggled away and sold in illegal foreign markets.

Dutch Daily News, via Gizmo Watch