Tue, May 26, 2009
RC Copter Not Big Enough To Get The Prisoners Out, So...
'We Didn't Think They'd Notice...' Four people were arrested
outside Brazil's Presidente Venceslau penitentiary in Sao Paulo
state, charged with attempting to smuggle cell phones into the
prison using a remote-controlled helicopter (file photos,
Australia's Sky News reports that police confiscated the
helicopter outside the prison. nine cellular phones were in a
basket made of a disposable diaper slung under the 3-foot-long
aircraft. Police said another 5 phones were in the trunk of the car
where the suspects were arrested.
This is not the first attempt to fly cell phones into a
Brazilian prison. Phone components were found in a bag attached to
the leg of a pigeon captured near a prison in Sorocaba. Cellular
telephones have been used by inmates to successfully coordinate
criminal activity both inside and outside the prisons.
We can only assume that the suspects thought that they'd have
better luck flying the phones in themselves. Apparently they were
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