Man finds $45k of contraband from drone delivery gone wrong

A man from Montreal found a large package containing cannabis, cell phones, and other contraband hanging from his clothesline, which he believed fell from a drone.

“Personally, I would have preferred to win an amount with Loto-Québec!” said the man who found the .

The merchandise, valued at approximately $45,000, was meant to be delivered to the Bordeaux jail.

The package included nearly a kilogram of cannabis, hashish, tobacco, a homemade knife, and miniature cell phones with SIM cards providing access to the LTE network.

The serpentine shape of the package allows inmates to slide the contents between very narrow prison bars.

According to Mathieu Lavoie, the president of the union of peace officers in Quebec's correctional services, “considering that cannabis alone sells for five times more inside walls than on the street, a package worth more than $45,000 was lost by organized crime.”

Michel, who found the package, immediately called the , and the contents will be incinerated. He believes that the package fell from a drone accidentally, reports CBC.

“I live more than four kilometers from the prison. The whole family is still amazed to have found this package, which clearly accidentally fell from a drone,” the man who found the package said.

However, police sources suggest that biker gangs control the black market of provincial jails in Quebec.

The police in Montreal receive more than 300 complaints per year from residents about drones. The complaints often concern suspicious packages found near prisons.


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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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