Jail junkies getting dope from drones
DRONES are being used to smuggle drugs, mobile phones and other banned items into prisons.
Figures show that in 2013 none of the unmanned crafts were discovered in or around prisons in England and Wales.
But in 2014 this rose to two incidents, and then rocketed to 33 in 2015 – an increase of 1,550 per cent.
Items discovered include just the drones themselves, drugs, mobile phones and chargers, and USB drives.
Prisons most affected by drone incidents between 2014 and 2015 were Onley in Northamptonshire, topping the list with four, followed by Lindholme, Ranby and Swansea on three.
Bedford, Wandsworth and Manchester clocked two each.
The Ministry of Justice said: “We have introduced new legislation to further strengthen our powers, making it illegal to land a drone in prison or to use a drone to drop in psychoactive substances.” MI5 used to own special kettles
that it used specifically for steaming open