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22nd Mar 2015

Smugglers were thwarted flying drugs into a prison with an Amazon-style delivery drone

We wonder if it was a mephe-drone...

Ben Kenyon

Amazon are about to start trialing drone deliveries.

But some crafty smugglers have already been road-testing the idea – with drugs, weapons and a mobile phone.

Police say attempts were made to fly a drone carrying the illegal goods into Bedford jail.

But the ‘pioneering flight’ failed when the remote-controlled vehicle became caught in netting outside the prison.

Jailers found a parcel containing drugs, the phone, a knife blade and screwdrivers.

Maybe leave the drone deliveries to Amazon in future.