Smugglers managed to smuggle a sizeable shipment of contraband items, including 1 kg of pot, 9 kg of tobacco, and 3 kg of fried chicken wings, over the fence of a Mississippi prison. They probably would have gotten away with it if not for the prison’s security systems.
Authorities at the South Mississippi Correctional Facility in Leakesville intercepted more than 25 packages containing a set of contraband items, including nearly 1 kilogram of marijuana, 38 cell phones, chargers, headphones and cold medicine, as well as chicken and tobacco. Some of the items were sewn into soccer balls so they could easily be thrown over the 6-meter-high fence surrounding the prison. However, the new sensor technology worked, and guards noticed the cargo being thrown.
The prison is trying to curb violent gang activity among inmates that such items can be dangerous to security. “Gang leaders use smuggling as a way to control other cellmates. We are now installing and using the latest security systems, drones, cameras and scanners everywhere to stop this,” prison officials said in a statement.