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BBC: Eight jailed for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones

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Eight jailed for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones

  • 13 December 2017
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Media captionPolice have released footage of the gang caught in the act.

The ringleader of a gang who smuggled drugs and phones into prisons using drones has been jailed for seven years and two months.

Former armed robber Craig Hickinbottom organised the flights from behind bars, Birmingham Crown Court was told.

His gang put goods worth more than an estimated £1m into jails as far apart as the West Midlands and Perthshhire.

The packages were attached to fishing lines, and flown over prison walls. Seven others were also sentenced.

The group were caught by chance, by cameras set up to film wildlife outside Hewell Prison in Worcestershire.

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