Irish prisons battle plague of drone deliveries of contraband
Add Ireland to the list. Like a growing number of countries around the globe, Irish authorities say they’re now working to detect and thwart drone deliveries of contraband to the nation’s prisons, and have introduced anti-UAV technology into jails as a part of that.
The spiking use of drones to deliver an array of banned items for black-market resale in jails has been observed in Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe, and the UK, so it’s not surprising that similar deployment has become a concern to the Irish Prison Service as well. Yet despite Ireland’s strengthening reputation as a rising center of broader tech activity, the scale of that UAV repurposing for illegal trafficking into the country’s penitentiaries is somewhat eye-catching.
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