DroneXL.co | Drone news, DJI rumors, specs DJI Mavic 3 other UAS
Drone drug drop foiled by Australian prison guards

Drone drug drop foiled by Australian prison guards

As a drone drug drop that took place at the Barwon Prison in Australia in October is still under investigation, another contraband delivery by unmanned aircraft happened at Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison.

Drone drug drop foiled by Australian prison guards

On Saturday prison guards at the maximum-security jail found what is understood to be blades, mobile phones, and illegal drugs that were dropped off by drone at the Truganina facility.

The drone drug drop at Melbourne Port Phillip Prison resembles one that took place at Barwon Prison several weeks earlier. In both cases, the packages were wrapped in grass for camouflage before being dropped on the prison lawn.

In both cases, the drone drug drops contained small knives as well as the drug buprenorphine, a substitute for heroin and one of the biggest problems in Australian prisons, reports Bay 93.9.

Who operated the drone to make the delivery, and who the delivery was intended for is unclear at this point in time. The incident at the Port Phillip Prison has been handed over to the police and was confirmed by the private prison operator G4.

Australian drone laws prohibit flying unmanned aircraft within 2 km of a prison facility.

Flying drones as a career?

If you want to turn your hobby into your career, practice how to fly your drone safely, and learn what it takes to get your Part 107, be sure to check out the excellent training modules from The Drone U.

DroneU Marketing Banner Ad 1

Stay in touch!

If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors, and reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or…

Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.*


Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them hereSupport DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income.

* We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.

Facebook Comments

Haye Kesteloo

Add comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • ;