Kelly confessed to the charge after authorities discovered his spray-painted drone and investigated the flight data.
The man used commercial drone technology to deliver tobacco and a psychoactive drug named spice to prisons in the UK, similar to how internet retailing giant Amazon has started using drones to deliver orders on its customers doorsteps.
“As with all new offenses, investigating this presented challenges that we have not come across before but the officers were able to corroborate all of the evidence and secure a conviction in a relatively short space of time,” a detective on the case said in a statement disseminated by Kent city police.
The offence Kelly was charged with, “conspiracy to project an article into prison,” was introduced to the UK penal code in November, after the number of reported drone deliveries to prisons skyrocketed from just 2 in 2014 to 33 last year.
Across the Atlantic, U.S. prisons have begun installing drone detection technology in order to address the growing number of such incidents. Here, drugs, weapons, and cell phones have been some of the main forms of cargo “shuttled in,” giving rise to even more problems.
Ahmad Durrani is Associate Editor at Daily Pakistan Global. He is also an independent researcher and journalist working for Tanqeed, a South Asian journal of politics and culture. He tweets at @ahmad_sdurrani.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 1, 2023 (Wednesday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||330.48||331.18|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||33.72||34.07|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||171.35||173.35|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs202,000 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs164,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 179,100.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Karachi||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Islamabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Peshawar||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Quetta||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sialkot||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Attock||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujranwala||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Jehlum||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Multan||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Gujrat||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nawabshah||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Chakwal||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Hyderabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Nowshehra||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Sargodha||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Faisalabad||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|
|Mirpur||PKR 202,000||PKR 2,390|