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Two Arrested For Dropping Drugs And Porn Into Prison Using A Drone

Two Arrested For Dropping Drugs And Porn Into Prison Using A Drone

August 25, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as Drones, is rapidly transforming the way crimes are conducted, and this story helps prove this right. Maryland State Police arrested two men  –  Thaddeus Shortz and Keith Brian Russell  –   suspected of allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and porn into a state prison using a drone , according to law enforcement authorities. The men, with the intention to fly a Yuneec Typhoon drone into local jails, were arrested near the Western Correctional Institution and the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, Maryland late Saturday. The authorities seized: A Yuneec Typhoon drone , which retails for around $1,300 Synthetic marijuana (also known as " Spice ") Pornographic DVDs Tobacco Prescription drugs A mobile phone A loaded pistol However, the pistol likely was not going to be carried by the drone as it was apparently too heavy that it probably would have weighed down the aircr
To Tackle Cyber Crime, FBI Could Hire Hackers Who Smoke Weed

To Tackle Cyber Crime, FBI Could Hire Hackers Who Smoke Weed

May 21, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been authorized by U.S Congress to hire 2,000 new employees this year, and many of those will be young hackers and Programmers in order to built-up its cyber crime division, but FBI's Director 'James B. Comey' is facing some difficulties. Apparently, FBI's Strict Anti-Drug Policy is making it very difficult for them to go after real criminals because most of the hackers have a fondness of smoking weeds, illicit drug. According to US agency policy, they won't hire anyone who used marijuana in the last three years, but it seems that now the law enforcement agency has to think about deviating from its own policy to get right talent to tackle cybercrimes over the Internet which has become a first priority for the agency. Recently, During an annual conference held at Manhattan's New York City Bar Association, One attendee asked James B. Comey that -- One of his friend who considered an FBI job but ultimately did not apply becaus
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