Smugglers use drone in attempt to smuggle contraband into UK prison

Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that smugglers attempted to use a drone to send drugs, screwdrivers, a knife and a mobile phone to inmates at a high-security prison.

The package containing the contraband was only spotted by staff after the remote-controlled aircraft became entangled in barbed wire surrounding Bedford Prison.

This is believed to be the first attempt to use a drone for smuggling a package into a UK prison.

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has already warned that preventing the trafficking of unauthorised substances is one of the biggest challenges that jail guards face.

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Published 2nd August 2018

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