Prisoners get local Chinese takeaway delivered ‘by drone’


Inmates at a prison in Dublin, Ireland are believed to have ordered a Chinese takeaway to be delivered by drone.

It has emerged that staff at Wheatfield Jail became suspicious after they found the leftover boxes from a local Chinese takeaway.

A source, who spoke with the Irish Mirror, said there is no other way the prisoners could have got hold of the food.

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They said: “There’s no other conceivable way a Chinese takeaway could get into the prison other than by a drone. That’s what the staff in the jail believe anyway.”

The source added: “The food containers were found about six weeks ago. Prison staff were left scratching their heads as to how it got there and a drone was the only possible explanation.”

It would be a cause for concern if the belief is confirmed as netting is put around the prison to prevent aerial delivery of this sort.

The news comes after months of emerging stories which detail how drones are increasingly used to deliver packages to prisons across the UK, including some which contain drugs.

In March of this year Commercial Drone Professional reported on the Ministry of Justice enlisting a company to combat UAVs used to deliver contraband to inmates.

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