Aussie Tried to Drop Drugs into a Prison Using an Aerial Drone
March 10, 2014 9:32 AM
comment(s) - last by
Man arrested with drone and drugs in his possession
When it comes to aerial drones, there are few stories stranger than that of 28-year-old Australian man who tried to use a drone to drop drugs into a prison. Workers at a maximum-security prison outside Melbourne called the police on Monday after the drone aircraft was seen hovering over the facility.
A male suspect and an unknown female were later found on a nearby road with the drone and what the police call a small quantity of drugs. The man has been charged with "attempting to commit an indictable offense and possessing a drug of dependence."
This case isn't the first time that a criminal has tried to use a drone aircraft to deliver drugs inside a prison. In the U.S., a remote controlled helicopter was used in an attempt to deliver tobacco products to Calhoun state prison in Georgia.
The use of drone aircraft in airspace in the U.S. has been a source of contention. Earlier this month, courts
dismissed a $10,000 fine against a man
for the commercial use of drone aircraft. The court said that the drone the man was flying is no different from a remote controlled toy airplane.
In December 2013, Amazon announced that it was looking into the possibility of using
drone aircraft to deliver packages
, as farfetched as that sounds.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
Poor Plan badly executed.
3/11/2014 1:01:27 AM
Should have used a Model Rocket.
Fast delivery, less noise, ejection charge distributes packages (instead of popping the parachute). Can be launched using a timer or remote.
A few dozen Rockets are cheaper than one drone (you do not want to wait to recover the Drone). Each Rocket could carry a pound !
With a few dozen recipients, multiple launch locations, and no one to blame for the launch any blame would be hard to come by.
Leave the 'Mars Rover stuff' to the US.
"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Court Rules that FAA Cannot Ban Commercial Drones, Dismisses $10,000 Fine for Drone User
March 7, 2014, 1:14 PM
Quick Note: Amazon to Use Unmanned Drones for 30 Minute Package Deliveries
December 2, 2013, 11:51 AM
Retiree Sues Apple For $7,500 for Wiping Honeymoon Photos From His iPhone
November 30, 2015, 10:23 AM
iPhone 7 May Pack 3-4 GB Memory, More Storage; 4-Inch Comeback is Rumored
November 20, 2015, 10:12 PM
OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 Will Receive Android Marshmallow in Q1 2016
November 16, 2015, 9:58 AM
Lenovo Whoa: Motorola Droid MAXX 2 and Turbo 2 Break Cover in Leaks
October 26, 2015, 3:12 PM
Leak: Apple Preps for First Real Android App Foray With New Apple Music App
October 24, 2015, 1:59 PM
Pepsi Smartphone? Empty Calories Coming Soon to the Midrange
October 12, 2015, 11:41 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information