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Drugs, phones airdropped by 'drone' into Thai prison

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Drugs, phones airdropped by 'drone' into prison
By Coconuts Bangkok

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BANGKOK: -- Thailand's drug smugglers, the same inventive people behind amphetamine-filled catfood, meatballs, shoes and tampons have seized on the latest fad for innovation.

A remote-operated drone with a mounted camera dropped yaba and some mobile phones into a prison in Khon Kaen province yesterday.

The helicopter soared over the prison walls and dropped its illicit cargo near a bathroom area, according to provincial governor Somsak Suwannajarit.

Inside the box were the four kilograms of speed, three mobile phones, some SIM cards, battery chargers and shanks. [read more...]

Full story: http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2014/02/10/drugs-phones-airdropped-drone-prison

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-- Coconuts Bangkok 2014-02-10

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The age of modern technology, introduced to Thailand...........even for the wrong reasons.

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4kg speed?

Was it a Chinook?

and not mention the phones, charges and shanks. this would be big weight for little

machine.

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The helicopter was thought to cost 1 million baht?? Where do they get these numbers from!

Looks like a 700 size helicopter, with a Naza flight controller for autonomous flight and an FPV setup to see where it is going. Shouldn't cost even a tenth of the "experts" estimate.

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Next time, they might get idea of dropping a dozen fully loaded automatic weapons and hand grenades instead of yaba and phones to yabber on, and then they might actually be able to break out!!!

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Hmm, some people shouldn't post if they don't know what they are talking about. Some of the industrial RC helicopters go up to USD 50,000 (THB 1.5 million) and they can certainly lift that sort of stuff.

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Hmm, some people shouldn't post if they don't know what they are talking about. Some of the industrial RC helicopters go up to USD 50,000 (THB 1.5 million) and they can certainly lift that sort of stuff.

That is not an "industrial" helicopter, it's a hobby helicopter, a T-Rex or a clone of it.

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Hmm, some people shouldn't post if they don't know what they are talking about. Some of the industrial RC helicopters go up to USD 50,000 (THB 1.5 million) and they can certainly lift that sort of stuff.

That is not an "industrial" helicopter, it's a hobby helicopter, a T-Rex or a clone of it.

I do not think a T-Rex can carry that sort of weight, more like a Bergen Industrial Turbine helicopter.

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