Some people use drones to take breathtaking photographs of waterfalls and mountain ranges. Others use drones to strengthen their business by adding technology into the mix. While some more people use their drones for their own recreation, having them record outings and making memories along the way.
Dublin Dinner Deviant
A prisoner in Dublin on the other hand had simpler desires. He (illegally) used a drone to smuggle in Chinese Takeout Food of all things. This was not a one-time thing, mind you. The staff working at the Wheatfield Prison took notice of irregular sightings in their garbage cans. The oddest thing – can you imagine? They found multiple empty cartons of takeout food, while having none delivered at their gates.
The answer is fairly simple once you remove all the other options. A drone has been lifting takeout food in and out of the prison for one or more inmates inside. While this news piece is a rather tame one (compared to say, drugs or firearms smuggled in), it can still be very alarming for the security of the prison.
An Alarmingly Dangerous Idea
Drones are often silent, and can easily be controlled by one person inside or outside the building. The idea of transporting goods to people inside is as easy as flying a drone over the barriers and having people wait on the other side. For most of today’s drones, they have some sort of carrying capacity, although still very limited. They can carry small items like food or gadgets without having a strain on its battery supply.
The security in the prison seems to be following suit with these modernization of smuggling. They are now looking into motion detectors and advanced cameras to find out where this drone delivery service comes from. As for the prisoners, well, they must be desperate for takeout food to go the lengths they do to get them.