Man Accused Of Using Drone To Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

While Amazon’s drone delivery service plans might not be feasible for regular deliveries, there may well prove to be a niche for the short-distance transportation of high-value goods – case-in-point a recently foiled plot to smuggle drugs and a cell phone into a maximum security Australian prison.

Police in Melbourne, Australia allege that a man attempted to use a drone to smuggle drugs and a cell phone into the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall.

Police and Air Wing were said to have been called to the prison at 4:30 p.m after reports of a drone hovering over the facility. Police have charged a man found in a car near the scene of the alleged crime with undisclosed offenses in relation to the attempted drone delivery. He has since made bail.



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