Illicit drone delivery of contraband to global prisons soared in 2022
All evidence indicates that 2022 was a veritable boom year in the increasing traffic of drones flown to drop contraband into prisons around the world, with December closing out with reports of another suspected UAV delivery to a jail in Canada.
Scores of sightings of drones dropping contraband into prisons across the globe proliferated in 2022, with additional reports identifying UAVs or pilots scouting areas around jails in advance of planned deliveries. Legal authorities say both of those forms of aerial activity were probably the minority of such operations, with a larger number likely having escaped their attention. For that reason, many penitentiary officials suspect drones were the origin of stashes they turn up during routine searches of cells.
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Such was the case with the December 27 discovery of contraband in the Kingston, Ontario prison, where the Correctional Service of…