In New South Wales, Australia prison officials allegedly thwarted a drone drug drop at Cessnock jail. The contraband has an estimated value of AU$100,000.
New South Wales prison officials thwart drone drug drop at Cessnock jail
According to officials of the New South Whales Cessnock prison, plans for a drone delivery of contraband were thwarted. The drugs had an estimated value of AU$100,000.
In a car that was located close to the Cessnock Correctional Centre, Corrective Services officers found a drone with a string attached to a package, yesterday morning. Allegedly, the contraband package contained 108 buprenorphine strips and 42 buprenorphine tablets, according to ABC.net.
It was a brazen operation according to Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin.
“So they are trying new ways, lots of ingenuity there, and using drones, of course, is very modern technology, [it] is one of those ways to try to get it in,” he said.
Inside the prison, the value of a strip or tablet of the drug, also known as a “bupe” for short, is roughly AU$1,000.
According to prison officials, such drone deliveries have become more common since the coronavirus pandemic has proma woman, 28, and two men, 22 and 19, have been apprehended[/mks_highlight] in relation to the alleged failed drone drug delivery.
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