Fentanyl & heroïn among other drugs
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) arrested 42 suspects charged with breaking federal conspiracy laws by using drones in smuggling drugs into state prisons. Accusations against the crew range from distributing narcotics, money laundering, firearms violations, operating an aircraft to facilitate drug trafficking, and Hobbs Act robbery offenses. The TDCJ also joined with an array of law enforcement agencies to investigate the ring’s use of drones to deliver drugs and other contraband into prisons, and subsequently learn the scope of the smuggling operation. This operation led to the seizure of several kilograms of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl pills known as M30, synthetic marijuana, and around $150,000 in cash and jewelry.
Drone carrying narcotics and contraband crashes in Taranto prison
It would have brought drugs and mobile phones inside the prison, but the drone maneuvered to the Taranto prison crashed as soon as it crossed the boundary wall near the detention sections.
Suspected Drone Drop
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has seized a package of contraband intended to make its way inside Bath Institution, a medium-security facility. The package (4g of shatter - a cannabis concentrate - cell phone and accessories) was a suspected drone drop, and was seized on the perimeter of Bath Institution “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” says officials.
44 kgs of Narcotics!
Foiling another attempt of Pakistan-based groups to smuggle narcotics to fund terror outfits active in the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir, forces recovered 44 kilograms of drugs along of Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch. The operation was jointly launched by Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Army along the LoC in Poonch. It is believed that narcotics were dropped through drones.
For second time in 10 days, the Police Officers in Mata Grande - one of the largest jail of Mato Grosso (close to Bolivian border) - seized a drone with marijuana packed and delivered by drone. After a warning shot, the aircraft lost control and crashed.
Entrega de maconha
Officers from Mata Grande Jail seized a drone with a package of marijuana, SIM cards delivered by drone.
Up north of Brazil
Two men were arrested for trying to throw drugs over the wall of the jail at the Institute of Penitentiary Administration of Amapá (Iapen), in the West Zone of Macapá . The duo had a package of the narcotic substance and a drone, which would be used to send the "order" into the prison.
Made of bamboo sticks
As revealed by a local TV network criminal police seize drone with almost 1 kg of marijuana that flew over penitentiary with a dropping system made of bamboo.
4,17 kg of contreband seized
Indian Border Security Forces heard drone sounds early morning along the Indian-Pakistani border at Ferozepur and fired illumination bombs in the sky to spot the drone. The drone was sighted and soldiers opened fire at a drone in attempt to bring it down. The drone was eventually shot down and seized revealing 4.17kg of contraband in four yellow packages and one black package. The drone was a DJI Matrice 300 RTK.
In Yogurt bottles
Prison guards at the PI Alphen were alerted to a drone sighting in the area and were surprised to find the drone dropping a carton of a yogurt drink. Upon opening the drink, mobile phones, chargers, SIM cards and cables were found within, tightly wrapped in gladwrap to protect against liquid contact. The contraband was seized and confiscated; however, the drone and its operator were not found.
Arrested at a routine traffic stop
On Feb 20, three people were arrested at a routine traffic stop due to possession of a DJI Inspire 2 drone and narcotics. The trio admitted to having intent to deliver narcotics and a mobile phone via the drone into Calhoun State Prison. The Inspire 2 is a larger and more powerful drone, often utilised by organisations or professionals compared to the more consumer-oriented Phantom and Mavic DJI-series. The inspire is favoured for its speed, stability and payload-weight capabilities which are advantages of a professional videography system.
The crime enhanced by technology
A 31-year-old man after a drone carrying drugs was intercepted by staff at Westgate prison. The police drugs unit and tactical support division were called in after the aerial drone “breached the perimeter defences” of the prison. A quantity of illegal drugs was seized in the incident. “This is an incident where traditional crime is being enhanced by the use of technology" says the investigators.
40 firearms seized
Police in Winnipeg say a multi-jurisdictional investigation has found drones have been used to drop large quantities of drugs into federal prisons. Investigators learned that drugs were being brought into Stony Mountain Penitentiary in Manitoba and Collins Bay Institution in Ontario using a “very sophisticated drone”. Winnipeg police partnered with Edmonton police, Ontario Provincial Police, the RCMP, border services and the Correctional Service of Canada. Twelve people were arrested in multiple cities last month and face a slew of charges. Police said officers seized several million dollars worth of methamphetamine, fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and other drugs. About 40 firearms were also seized.
100% Homemade and Old School
Polish soldiers intercept a DIY drone close to the Belarus border. The UAV might be used by crime organization to smuggle cigarets. Last year, the border service recorded almost 40,000 attempts to cross the Polish-Belarusian border illegally.
Norfolk men charge
Norfolk men tried to use drone to deliver cellphones into Virginia prison. The drone, carrying a package that contained marijuana, tobacco, cellphones, and a USB‑C to lightning converter, was discovered, investigators have been looking for the people responsible.
A suspected drone heard
The Border Security Force, along with the Jammu and Kashmir police launched a search operation in the Kathua district on Friday after a suspected drone was heard hovering in the Chadwal area along the international border. According to officials, a humming sound of a suspected drone was heard by alert BSF troops in the Chadwal area of Kathua. To rule out any possibility of weapons or Narcotics dropping by the suspected drone, a search operation was carried out by BSF and the special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir police.
La tecnica de « pelotazos »
Gendarmerie captures a drone that was taking drugs to the La Serena jail. Not only the technique of "balls" has been the means to try to enter illegal substances and elements into the Huachalalume prison, this Saturday a quadcopter was captured with about 100 grams of cocaine base.
A fake Police drone
Near the Mendeleev colony, a drone in black body kit with the stickers “Police” pasted to it were seized. Three men (born in 2001/2002/1995) were apprehended for attempting to deliver mobile phones, sim cards and phone chargers into the restricted area. The contraband was stored in white plastic bag and bubble wrapped before being tied onto the drone via black duct tape. It was not stated how the prison officers manage to seize the drone and apprehend the operators.
Traveling with motorcycle
The Ministry of Public Security reported that the guards of the Nelson Mandela Comprehensive Attention Center (CAI), located in La Palmera de San Carlos (Costa Rica), captured a drone with which they were apparently trying to introduce drugs into the prison. They activated an operation that resulted in the arrest of two people, who were allegedly driving the aerial vehicle confirming that the suspects, surnames Bejarano and Rosales, were 300 meters from the CAI when the authorities located them and ordered them to land the drone. The device fell on a neighboring farm, where it was seized by the Police. According to the police authorities report, in addition to a significant amount of marijuana, the flying object had a box with two cell phones and phone chips attached to it.
Dron y moto
Costarican authorities reported a delivery at Nelson Mandela Penitentiary Center in San Carlos. Police arrested two person travelling with a Mavic 2 on a motorcycle.
870 smuggled psychotropic tablets and pills
Mini drone with narcotics attached seized by Moroccan security forces in Ceuta. The drone was flying at a low altitude and transporting a shipment of 870 smuggled psychotropic tablets and pills between Fnideq and Ceuta.
On September 13, with the use of drones, several explosives were thrown at the roofs of pavilions 5 and 6 of the maximum security area of the Litoral Penitentiary to attack the Los Choneros gang. It is presumed that the attack was planned by Los Lobos and this Thursday the hiding place from where this technological equipment was supposedly operating was finally discovered. In the house of a private urbanization located on the road to Daule, about five kilometers from the Guayaquil prison complex, three drones were found, one of them capable of carrying up to 20 kilos.
Drugs found after swiping the crash area
The Jordanian army thwarted an attempt to smuggle drugs from Syria using a drone. An Eastern Military Zone unit shot down a drug-filled drone flown across the border from Syrian territory.
Drugs with a string
First drone delivery in the Prison Complex No. 2 Adjutor Andrés Abregú, better known as the prison of the city of Cruz del Eje. The device carried 400 grams of marijuana bite and 83 grams of cocaine hydrochloride. The narcotics were seized and the guards found that a drone was flying overhead, from which a string was hanging with a package of drugs.
Acting on a specific input, a search operation was conducted near the international border in Akhnoor area and a bag hidden in thick wild grass was found. It contained 4 pistols, 8 magazines, 190 rounds of ammunition, 1 packet of narcotics (likely heroin) weighing about 1 kg and fake currency Rs 275000 (3700US$).
A Camora inmate in Frosinone (a high security prison in Italy) suspected to have received a gun and a smartphone from a drone which delivered the items to his cell window. He shooted 3 times through cell bars to other detained criminals. Once authorized to leave his cell to make the shower pointed a gun in the face of the prison policeman and had the keys to the other cells delivered to him otherwise he would have killed him. Then he reached the cells of other inmates (Neapolitans and Albanians), who in recent days had threatened and beat him, and, after unsuccessfully trying to open them, fired three shots inside.
Plugged in the electric wires
Luma Energy staff were in charge of removing a drone that loaded cell phones and drugs from the power lines, near the Guayama prison. The drone (with 4 cells, 2 bags of marijuana) that got stuck in electrical cables when it flew near the Guayama prison.
Chilean authorities arrested six people associated with a drug gang that uses drones to deliver illegal contraband to prisons. Chilean authorities are concerned about the growing number of illegal contraband being delivered to prisons by drones. Investigators discovered, among other things, a case in which a dealer created an entire network of drug smuggling. With its help, he was to sell illegal funds worth over 100 million Chilean pesos (about $ 125,000).
Personnel from the Ponce Drug and Narcotics Division discovered a drone loaded with controlled substances that was aimed at the maximum security institution of the Las Cucharas correctional complex. A prison custody officer spotted the drone flying over the area while hanging a plastic bag on it. When he shone the flashlight on the, he went out of control and got entangled in cables on the roof of the jail. The hanging package contained three plastic bags with marijuana weighing 3.5 ounces and 4 wrappers with 9 ounces of heroin.
Drugs into correctional facilities in Ponce and Bayamón
Correctional officials stopped an attempted entry of heroin through a drone into the Bayamón 292 institution, reported the secretary of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DCR). The move is part of a DCR strategic plan to counter the entry of contraband into the island's prisons, which also resulted in the seizure of another drone at the Ponce Máxima correctional institution. According to images shared by the DCR, correctional officers also seized several cell phones.
4,35 m of wingspan
Agents of the National Police, in collaboration with the French Police have dismantled a criminal organization partially established in the Axarquía region of Malaga. The criminal organization was allegedly engaged in the purchase of consignments of hashish and marijuana in Morocco for their subsequent transport and distribution in French territory. In the search of a house used as a storage place for drugs in Almáchar, a professional drone with a wingspan of 4.35 meters was seized, among other effects, with a flight range of seven hours, conditioned for the transport of drugs between Morocco and Spain.
The Quebec Police Service arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with the delivery and trafficking of drugs by drones in the perimeter of the Quebec prison. The suspect was arrested near the detention facility, following a report by prison authorities of the presence of a drone in the area. During the operation, police seized approximately 550 grams of cannabis, 200 grams of hashish, 50 grams of white powder, 450 grams of tobacco, 150 nicotine patches, 250 methamphetamine tablets and a drone.
Believed to be delivered by drone
Correctional Service Canada reported that staff intercepted multiple packages on Collins Bay Correctional Institution’s perimeter that contained contraband and unauthorized items. The items seized included tobacco and a large quantity of drugs, as well as cellphone accessories. The total estimated institutional value of the seizure is $30,900, a news release said.
Way Hui + Rajabasa penitentiaries
Narcotics Directorate investigators arrested a suspected drug smuggler, who was identified as MUS, at his house in the Karang Anyar district. They also confiscated 26 packets of crystal meth weighing about 6.72 kilograms, 233 grams of marijuana, and a drone. “MUS has been trying to use the drone to smuggle the drugs.” Aside from the drone, the police also confiscated seven cell-phones, scales, and an air rifle. “MUS admitted under questioning that he intends to smuggle drugs to the Way Hui and Rajabasa penitentiaries says the police.
Several artefacts supposedly used to carry out contreband were located in a vacant lot in the Ica sector, in Las Garzas, Panama. It involves a firearm, a drone, drone batteries, allegedly smuggled cigarettes and a portable radio.
Dismantled one of the largest hashish trafficking networks in Campo de Gibraltar with 21 detainees. 4 stolen vehicles, 40,000 packs of smuggled tobacco, 1,000 liters of gasoline, a drone with a thermal camera and more than 18,000 euros have been recovered.
A drone used to transport narcotics into Drummondville detention center in Canada was intercepted by prison security officers.
In Tecate Airspace
Custody agents detected the overflight of an electronic device in the vicinity of Tecate Airspace. The agents managed to neutralize the object and thereby carry out the seizure of illegal substances: a package that contained five wrappers, three of them green plastic and one purple wrapper containing Marijuana and heroïn.
Drug dealer used drone to deliver heroin
Cannabis, Methamphetamines... are most common drone drugs seized. A suspected drug dealer was first arrested by narcotics detectives due to alleged sales of heroin. However, during the investigation, a drone was found in his possession with a small quantity of drugs attached to the DJI Mavic drone.
Narco Drone hovering the US border
A drone was detected entering the United States, near San Luis, Arizona. Yuma Sector Border Patrol immediately dispatched officers over to the field to manage the incursion. The drone was seen flying back towards Mexico as officers approached the drone. Border patrol agents found a taped package containing 576 grams (1.27 pounds) of narcotics.
The drone which came from the Pakistani side was sighted at Dinda post close to Bamial along the Indo-Pak international border. Indian Border Security Forces opened fire at the gadget
Three young men are suspected of having attempted to deliver nitrous oxide capsules to one or more inmates at Perigueux's jail with a drone.
20 Israelis arrested by Shin Bet for manufacturing drones with missiles
The Shin Bet and the Israeli Police arrested around 20 suspects on February 2, 2021, accused of selling drones equipped with ammunition to an Asian country.
Captured in a Video
Prison authority captured the exact moment of delivery on video, managing to seize the substances dropped by the drone.
Drone carrying drugs crashes into high-security prison
A drone loaded with drugs that crashed into a prison in Nancy, northeast France. An investigation is undergoing to learn the details of how such an aircraft could go unnoticed with the illegal doses until it reached the enclosure that is considered maximum security.
Crashed on a Roof
Drone Carrying Kilo of Meth Crashes Onto Roof Near U.S.-Mexico Border. Border Patrol agents have seized a drone that was being used to smuggle drugs. The device had crashed onto the rooftop with two bags of methamphetamine taped to it.
Cell phones delivery
Police officers captured a drone with cell phones attached. This was carried by a man, who fled when he saw a police presence near the La Reforma prison in Alajuela.
Dubai passenger flies in with four drones, caught. The 25-year-old passenger also had four latest iPhones in his check-in baggage and 1.3 kg of gold in paste in his rectum and socks.
« Rond-Hornet »
The National Police of Ceuta and the Civil Guard have dismantled a network dedicated to international drug trafficking through the use of drones between Morocco and Sebta. The operation called "Rond-Hornet" began last September 2020. 4 semi-industrial drones with load capacities from 4 to 25 kilograms and 3 commercial drones have been seized.
Two men were caught delivering narcotics via a drone for the second time into Warren Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio USA. In the first instance, the drone contained narcotics and mobile phones. The package was covered with turf in an attempt to camouflage and conceal when dropped. The drone had footages of the drone dropping packages in Warren Correctional Institution as well as two other prisons in Mansfield and Chillicothe.