Canadian prison inmates using drones to smuggle contraband worth thousands


Staff at Stony Mountain Prison in Canada have expressed their concerns over drones being used to smuggle in contraband worth thousands.

The Union representing staff at the prison has said how its members are put at risk when drones drop off drugs worth £40,000 to 200 inmates in a yard.

The organisation went on to describe how they are also used to deliver other items such as mobile phones and weapons.

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James Bloomfield, the prairie regional president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers, told CBC news how the drone problem is difficult to deal with.

He said: “It’s very easy to launch one of these and have them go over an exercise yard to drop off a package. The technologies are so accurate that in some cases they can have them go right up to a window and drop a package in a specific person’s hands.”

Bloomfield went on to express his concern that the issue could get out of hand.

He explained: “Drones are just another tool that we have to work to stop, with the amount that they can hold on a smaller drone these days, our concerns are very high.”

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