Drones in prison: up to 5 illegal deliveries per day per establishment

Drones in prison: up to 5 illegal deliveries per day per establishment
Drones in prison: up to 5 illegal deliveries per day per establishment

Despite the measures put in place in 2023 to strengthen the security of detention establishments, they are more than ever grappling with a major problem with the delivery of illicit objects by drone, denounces the union of peace officers in correctional services of Quebec.

A large number of blunt objects, knives, narcotics and cell phones are regularly seized inside Quebec correctional establishments, where the trafficking of these objects is particularly problematic.

According to the union, some establishments receive up to five illegal deliveries per day. He criticizes the slow action of the provincial government.

The presence of cell phones is particularly problematic, because these phones allow criminal groups to continue operating their drug distribution network outside the walls, even when they are behind bars.

“The impression we have, at the level of correctional officers, is that the Ministry of Public Security has become a ministry without powers which does not want to intervene in the face of street gangs and which has a bit let go,” says the national president of the Union of Peace Officers in Correctional Services of Quebec, Mathieu Lavoie.

“Work to commission drone detection radar systems continues. It is therefore premature to anticipate the impacts,” indicates the Ministry of Public Security, in a press release.

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