Working with "national law enforcement agencies and HM Prison and Probation Service," the UK government announced the launch of a new drone squad to protect prisons against drone intrusions. The drone squad will try to detect approaching drones to trace them back to their operators. Also, captured drones will be examined to identify the owners in order to find out who is trying to smuggle drugs, cellphones and other illegal items into prisons. Recently, smugglers had increasingly used drones to get contraband over prison walls: 33 times in 2015 compared with just two times in 2014 and none in 2013, according to the Press Association.
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