Smuggling By RC ‘copter

Great idea for a scene:

A toy helicopter is believed to have been used in an attempt to smuggle drugs into a prison.

Guards at Elmley Prison in Sheerness, Kent, spotted the remote control miniature aircraft flying over the walls of the jail and heading for the accommodation blocks one night after it was picked up by CCTV cameras.

It had a small load beneath the fuselage, thought to contain drugs.

The toy or its cargo was not found.

However, staff could not find any trace of either the helicopter or the package which it appeared to be carrying underneath it when they searched the Category C jail.

‘Using a mini-helicopter to get contraband into jails is unprecedented. When officers spotted it they nearly fell off their chairs’, a prison source told the Sun.

‘It could have been drugs or a mobile phone in the package. It is possible it was a dummy run.’

via BoingBoing

Not much more to add, but I have to remember this for down the road.

2 Responses to “Smuggling By RC ‘copter”

  1. Bonehead Says:

    Kinda spooky, though it reminds me of something a Rigger in ShadowRun would do.

  2. VancityAllie Says:

    Haha! Wow, that’s definitely a new one 🙂

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Posted in Current Events, Underbelly on January 27, 2009 by Jesse

Jesse Scoble

Jesse Scoble is a writer, story editor, and game designer in no particular order.

He has won awards, written a Western Horror script, worked on computer games & pen&paper games, contributed to more than 30 titles, and makes a mean mojito.

Currently he is a freelance writer in Montreal, QC.