More drone pilots nabbed dropping contraband to US, Canadian prisons
Bad people putting lousy ideas into action with the aid of remote controllers are at it again, with police in both the US and Canada recently cuffing pilots using drones to drop contraband into prisons.
The latest development in those illegal aerial activities came with the indictment of a man in Houston accused of using a heavy-lift drone to deliver a range of contraband items to a federal prison near Beaumont. The US Attorney overseeing the case said the defendant had piloted a DJI Matrice 600 Pro in attempting to drop a bag with wire cutters, money, cellphones, charges, and bulk tobacco, but was caught before being able to complete the mission.
A few days earlier, Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the province of Manitoba pinched a pair of men transporting a drone that had been used to lower contraband into the Stony Mountain prison near Manitoba. The two British Columbia residents were charged with responsibility for the package of methamphetamines and…