Illustration for article titled R/C Helicopter Used to Smuggle Contraband Into Prison

Guards at Elmley Prison in the UK recently spotted a R/C helicopter fly over the jailhouse walls towards the prisoner's quarters with a small cargo attached underneath the fuselage.


Prison officials believe that the cargo in question was most likely drugs or a cellphone, but a thorough search of the premises came up empty. Apparently, this "ghost chopper" and its payload disappeared as mysteriously as it arrived.

I'll admit, that's pretty ingenious—but it shouldn't have worked. The chopper was picked up on CCTV cameras the night before, so they should have been looking for it. For their sake, I can only hope that the cargo was drugs or a cellphone and not some sort of weapon. [Daily Mail]


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