Drones deliver drugs to prison

WILLEMSTAD–Guards at Curaçao’s “Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon Kòrsou” (SDKK) intercepted two drones last weekend. These remote-controlled aircraft flew over the prison grounds and dropped drugs and mobile telephones during the recreational outing of inmates.

SDKK director Urny Florán confirmed the report. How the drones were intercepted, he does not want to say. “But it went very fast. One of the drones had five phones, the other drugs.”

During a cell visit that followed the interception of the drones, guards found 27 mobile phones, large quantities of drugs, three screwdrivers and a pair of pincers.

Florán observes a growing supply line through the air. “Right above the prison is a no-fly zone, but our prison is on the edge of the Koraalspecht district.”

According to the director, it is quite easy to control a drone from the nearby houses.

“First that happened at night, but now also during the day. We have not yet succeeded in arresting the ones controlling the drones.”

The prison is in consultation with the Ministry of Justice to take countermeasures. This could be frequency jammers, for example, which can disrupt the control of a drone.

Florán did not want to go into that specific suggestion. There are 425 detainees in SDKK.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/76283-drones-deliver-drugs-to-prison