Drone Caught Bringing in Contraband to Jail in Thailand


Another unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been used to try and sneak contraband into a prison; this time it was cell phones.

According to a Bangkok Post report, the UAV got caught on a tree outside Khao Bin prison in Thailand before the operator ran off. The vehicle had been carrying two phones, along with other materials such as SIM cards and headphones.

Prison guards reportedly had already been clued in about the potential for an incident to happen and therefore were able to find the aircraft.

Read the full Bangkok Post report here.

In June, a UAV dropped off drugs to an inmate at an outdoor yard at a prison in Dublin, Ireland, before staff could intervene.

On the related topic, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is considering the use of UAVs for an additional layer of security at two prisons in the state.

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