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Drugs Are Being Drone-Dropped Into Midlands Prison

Prison Officers are calling for anti-drone technology.

Prison Officers are calling for anti-drone technology to tackle the drugs epidemic in prisons in the midlands and across the country.

It comes ahead of their annual conference in Sligo today.

There's also fears weapons, including guns, could be smuggled in the country's jails using drones.

Three contraband nets in Mountjoy, Cloverhill and Wheatfield Prisons in Dublin have recently fallen down because of bad weather.

President of the Prison Officer Association, and Officer at Midlands Prison, Tony Power says the drugs problem is not just restricted to Dublin:

The Irish Prison Service says it's committed to investing in new technologies and measures to keep contraband out of the country's institutions.

It comes after a drone was used to drop a package into an exercise yard in the Midlands Prison nearly two weeks ago.

The IPS says officers have increased the number of random cell searches being carried out, and the Canine Unit has a greater focus on examining deliveries into prisons.

Mr. Power, says they need anti-drone technology:

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