Prisoners using drones to get drugs

At the Hewell Prison in Worcestershire, England, inmates tried to transport illicit drugs and cell phones via a drone before being intercepted by guards.

On Saturday, the prison guards found a device flying a shipment of contraband over the prison walls. The drone was carrying a marijuana strain called Black Mamba and the “zombie drug” known as Spice.

The drone-smuggling was “well planned and executed,” according to the prison guards who ceased the delivery. They state the drone attempt was part of a criminal smuggling regime.

An unnamed prison official told The Sun and Heat Street the following:

“What the criminals didn’t expect was such a rapid and coordinated reaction by the authorities. They must have thought it had been successful – and are no doubt gutted now.”

Despite the successful intervention on Saturday, hundreds of undetected drops have contributed to the growing drug epidemic in the U.K.’s prison system. Last week, the Ministry of Justice announced new plans to develop a specialist unit to take down drone smugglers to solve the ongoing issue.

H/T: Heat Street

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