Prisons: Drug Smuggling

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th April 2018.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 12:00 am, 24th April 2018

I thank my hon. Friend for his question and his suggestion. We are taking decisive steps to tackle drones bringing contraband into prisons. Under Operation Trenton, Prison Service and police investigators intercept drones and track down the criminals behind them. There have been at least 32 convictions to date, with those sentenced serving in total more than 100 years in prison.