May 26, 2009
Remote control helicopters deliver cell phones to inmates
Police in Brazil have foiled a plot to smuggle mobile phones into a high-security prison using a remotely-controlled model helicopter. The BBC reports.
Prisoners in Brazilian jails routinely use mobile phones to carry on with criminal activity, and the police say the ones they recovered were probably intended to go to gang leaders inside the jail.
It is not the first time that the authorities have foiled an innovative attempt to smuggle material into a jail in Brazil.
Earlier this year Sao Paulo state prison guards uncovered a plot using pigeons to carry mobile phone parts over the walls of a jail.
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