Specialist prisons squad to tackle drone threat

20 Apr 2017

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a drone and the Ministry of Justice has formed a specialist hit squad to tackle the threat they pose to prison security.

Six months after justice secretary Liz Truss suggested barking dogs ‘deter’ drones from flying drugs into prisons, the bods at 102 Petty France have come up with a more orthodox anti-drone solution.

A team of investigators will work closely with national law enforcement agencies and HM Prison and Probation Service to inspect recovered drones in a bid to identify and track down those involved in smuggling contraband, such as drugs and mobile ph...

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