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The recent video of the Swedish RC rocket mayhem caused quite a stir in the blogosphere.
Our Eastern neighbor Russia has even more exciting news -a Russian Drone RC helicopter was recently caught smuggling heroin into a prison. The four supsects and 700 grams of heroin were seized at the scene of the crime. The story of course is old as time, technology can be applied to whatever means the human mind can think of...
Roma Helicopter smuggling smack:
In the Russian Tula region an attempt to deliver a large consignment of drugs to a local jail with a radio-controlled helicopter was foiled. Four suspects, an unmanned RC helicopter and 700 grams of heroin, were seized according to regional management of the FSIN.
Young Roma (gypsies) attempted to organize an illegal channel of delivery of drugs, they have been convicted of robbery and were in jail undergoing investigation of their involvement in drug trafficking. The suspect opened an account with a regional bank,used for monetary exchange between inmates and outside acomplices .
When shopping for a radio-controlled helicopter the criminals chose a model with high capacity, easy to operate and capable of performing complex maneuvers. (A good choice! SS ) After long preparation, it was decided to launch the device at night from the nearby sports stadium Arsenal FC.
It was planned that the container with the drug would be suspended from the helicopter on a rope and equipped with a flashlight to make it easier to track. The device was supposed to fly over the territory of jail so that the container was next to the window where the acomplice was awaiting delivery.
The criminals were hoping to use the helicopter for multiple delivery of other prohibited items in to the jail , such as mobile phones. However, the operation was foiled by law enforcement agencies. The confiscated RC helicopter will be put in the museum of regional management of the FSIN. This is a first.
Employees of the Penitentiary Service said that criminals are constantly inventing new ways of delivery of prohibited goods to places of detention. For example, previously attempts to smuggle drugs into jail on balloons or inside the chicken bones from fried chicken legs were attempted.