Footage shows DRONE delivering illegal drugs and mobile phones to prisoners

, 10:19 AM IST

London: A footage captured from Wandsworth prison in London which shows a black bag floating via drone delivering drugs and mobile phones to the prisoners in April.

The bag, containing drugs and mobile phones, is then caught by the stick and dragged into the window.

This package, which contained drugs and phones, was recovered by prison officers after being spotted on CCTV.

The number of contraband items hurled over prison walls had more than doubled since 2013 the figure stood at just 797. Where as 2,151 recorded in 2015.

The items were often hidden in juice cartons, tennis balls and shampoo bottles which are then thrown over high walls
and into the prison grounds.

John Attard, of the Prison Governors’ Association, told the BBC : “It’s not a fluke, people plan, they know the best parts of a wall to throw things over”.

Over 730 knives or blades were discovered in prisons in England and Wales during the last six months of 2015.

The Ministry of Justice said: “Those caught trying to throw packages over prison walls can now face up to two years in jail.

“However we must do more, which is why we are investing £1.3bn to transform the prison estate, to better support rehabilitation and tackle bullying, violence and drugs.”