San Quentin Guard, 2 Others Accused in Death Row Contraband Cellphone SchemeA San Quentin State Prison guard and two other suspects are being charged with attempting to smuggle cellphones into the prison's Death Row, according to Department of Justice officials.
SFO Contraband-Sniffing Dog Breaks RecordsA special dog at San Francisco International Airport smells trouble wherever it's hidden, protecting California's $54 billion a year agricultural industry in the process.
Drones Dropping Drugs, Contraband Into NorCal PrisonsDrones are becoming a growing concern among jail guards. That’s because people may try to use them to smuggle in drugs.
San Diego Zoo Burns $1M Worth Of Seized Rhinoceros Horn ProductsThe San Diego Zoo hosted a massive bonfire to burn confiscated rhino horn products estimated to sell for $1 million on the black market.
Reduction In Use Of ‘Potty Watches’ To Recover Drugs, Smuggled Items In CA Prisons Has Positive ResultsPotty watches are used to recover drugs, weapons, cellphones and other contraband that inmates are believed to have swallowed or concealed in body cavities.
Harsh California Prison 'Potty Watch' Contraband Searches Are Mostly A WasteCalifornia prison "potty watch" contraband searches have been used 1,200 times in the last 2 1/2 years, yet reports show they produced results less than 41 percent of the time.
California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To ConvictsCalfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.
Drako, The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog, Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.
Mexico Teen Found With Meth-Filled Tequila Bottles At San Jose Mineta AirportFederal agents at Mineta San Jose International Airport arrested a teenage boy from Mexico on New Year's Eve after he allegedly brought a half-million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine in his luggage, authorities said Wednesday.
Facebook Agrees To Cut Off California PrisonersFacebook officials will work with California prison officials to shut down accounts set up by inmates who use smuggled cell phones to access the social network, and even stalk their victims from inside prison.