Khonkaen Prison Intercepts Drug RC Chopper

(10 February) A remote-controlled helicopter attempted to deliver a pack of narcotics into Khonkaen Central Prison yesterday, officials said.

The prison director, Mr. Wuttichai Jenwiriyakul, said the trick has been tried once in January, but prison officers managed to chase the perpetrator away.

The suspect apparently returned yesterday and tried to fly the drone into the prison. However, prison officers intercepted the package as soon as it was dropped.

The package consisted of 4 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine and other prohibited items, while the RC helicopter was found in a canal 150 metres away from the prison.


Approximately 3,000 inmates and all area of the prison were later thoroughly searched. The search turned up 9 mobile phones, 8 simcards, 1 memory card, 3 battery chargers, 4 earphones, as well as 20 sharpen metal sticks. No prisoner claimed the ownership of the items.


Mueang Khonkaen police is reportedly investigating the incident.

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