Govt does minor to prevent drones delivering contraband to prisons

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The authorities is doing also little to fight the use of drones delivering prescription drugs, mobile phones and weapons to prisons, placing wardens life at risk, NU.nl stories.

Prison wardens are set in hazard and criminals can carry on their prison pursuits unhindered, a thing which the federal government need to put a stop to right away, union FNV advised the information platform.

There were 3,948 recognised incidents in which contraband was smuggled into prisons in  2020 but there is no file of how a lot of of these included drones. The FNV stated the difficulty is escalating and that most incidents go undiscovered.

In some prisons attempts to drop contraband by drone are a each day event, a spokesman for the union explained to Nu.nl. Nets, no-fly zones for drones and properly trained birds of prey ought to be urgently viewed as, the FNV reported.

The absence of action has prompted a variety of prisons to occur up with their possess steps. The jail in Alphen aan den Rijn, for illustration, has mounted a metal development to protect against drones offering contraband.

A yoghurt pack that contains cell telephones was just lately dropped properly inside of the prison premises although wardens had been equipped to intercept the offer.

The justice ministry stated it is carrying out assessments to repel drones by means of specialized usually means and that it will consider them ‘this year’.

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