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Police in the Australian State of Victoria claim to have stopped a drone that was allegedly attempting to deliver a bag of drugs into a prison. Victoria's finest were called to the maximum security Metropolitan Remand Centre in the Melbourne suburb of Ravenhall on Sunday afternoon, after reports a drone was buzzing about near …

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  1. Rattus Rattus

    "Arrested and charged the man"

    Why did they not arrest and charge both?

    1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

      Re: "Arrested and charged the man"

      Why did they not arrest and charge both?

      That wouldn't fly :p

    2. fedoraman
      Coat

      Re: "Arrested and charged the man"

      Would have taken to long to charge the quadcopter.

      buduummm .... tsssssss

  2. Ole Juul

    Hurling stuff over the fence is hardly original

    A version of this has been used over the US borders for a while. People shoot drugs out of a small cannon mounted on the back of a pickup. Kinda funny. A slingshot (catapult) would work too.

  3. Thorne
    Black Helicopters

    Ha Amazon!

    We Aussies beat you to get an operational drone delivery service.....

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
      Coat

      Given that the drone did not deliver, I think the service should be requalified as "in field testing phase".

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Parcel Force and Yodel are said to be interested in this level of service.

  4. Grahame 2

    Quadcopter Stealth

    Maybe the sound subtle sound of a megaphone shoved into a nest of angry bees gave the game away?!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Beano did it years ago.

    With a remote controlled helicopter.

    1. Steve K Silver badge

      Re: The Beano did it years ago.

      Really? Even the Bash Street Kids drew the line at drugs...

    2. Tom 7 Silver badge

      Re: The Beano did it years ago.

      Could help explain Pieface!

  6. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
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    "A man, a woman, a quadracopter and a bag of illicit drugs"

    "A movie with Samuel Jackson"

    1. TonyJ

      Re: "A man, a woman, a quadracopter and a bag of illicit drugs"

      Nah...not enough f***ing snakes for that ;-)

      1. Euripides Pants
        Happy

        Re: "A man, a woman, a quadracopter and a bag of illicit drugs"

        With the right f***ing drugs you'll hallucinate the f***ing snakes

  7. Terry 6 Silver badge

    "Let's get hysterical and blame this on delivery-by-drone ideas, shall we?"

    yes.

  8. knarf
    Joke

    It was a fair "copitor"

    It was a fair "copitor" by the flying squad.

  9. Arctic fox
    WTF?

    Why is it that I get the impression that these people...........

    ...........were not exactly the crème de la crème of the criminal fraternity?

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