Much more than 225kg of medications and 20,000 mobiles and sim playing cards ended up seized
A CRACK squad of “drone-busters” has nailed a gang of crooks employing distant-controlled aircraft to smuggle medications, weapons and telephones into jails.
The staff of cops and prison officers is section of a £2million marketing campaign to detect and halt the movement of contraband powering bars.
It was set up as section of a security clampdown in the wake of rioting.
So much the squad has grounded drones and tracked down the house owners, major to 35 arrests and eleven convictions.
Much more than 225kg of medications and 20,000 mobiles and sim playing cards ended up seized as section of the blitz launched past year.
Courts have so much handed out sentences of a lot more than 40 years imprisonment on drone operators.
About 300 expert prison canines have been trained in medications detection.
Lags experienced boasted how they can get pals on the exterior to tape parcels to drones.
On the within, a £20 bag of medications sells for £100 and a smartphone for £1,000.
Prisons minister Sam Gyimah reported: “These figures emphasize the determination of prison employees to disrupt this conduct.”
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