Prison drone leads to ganja discovery

Prison officers train on the drone for surveillance around the prison.
Prison officers train on the drone for surveillance around the prison.

A surveillance drone at HMP Northward on April 13 spotted two men leaving the area near the prison, where guards quickly found “a large quantity of ganja” that had been thrown over the fence, according to prison officials.

Police from the Bodden Town station responded to the report and searched for the men, but, according to a Prison Service press release, officers did not find the men.

Staff at the prison began training with a drone last year to help monitor the prison and the surrounding area.

The property around the prison is largely bush and farmland. The press release states, “The vacant land leaves the prisons perimeter vulnerable to those intent on trafficking contraband.  However, with the aid of the drone, more area can be covered and once detected, will be able to assist in locating suspects and drugs.”

Local drone company AirVu has been training prison employees to use surveillance drones since last fall.

0
0

1 COMMENT

  1. First of all, I am glad that the “guards quickly found a large quantity of ganja.” However, I am concerned, as also reported, that the property around the prison is largely bush and farmland. If this makes the “delivery” of the pot easier, can’t something be done to address and rectify the surrounding land? For example, clearing the bush, etc..

    0

    0

Comments are closed.