Toy Helicopter Crashes While Smuggling Phones into Thai Prison Leave a comment

Police in Thailand are looking for someone who tried to use a remote controlled toy helicopter to smuggle mobile phones into the Khao Bin high-security prison in Ratchaburi province.

The helicopter crashed and was found in a plantation about 500 metres from the prison walls.

The toy helicopter was found with a cargo of seven mobile phones, four satellite phones, six SIM cards and eight mobile phone batteries.

Police said that the smuggled cargo would be worth around US$300,000 when sold to the high-ranking prisoners inside.

The prison’s officials had been warned that there would an attempt to smuggle in mobile phones, but it wasn’t confirmed if they expected a helicopter to be the method used.