By James K. Attaglo Wilson [Reporting from Sydney, Australia]
A drone suspected to be hovering near the 2018 Commonwealth Games venue in Queensland has been taken down by Australian police.
According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police [Steve Gollschewski] who revealed the bust to the media on Sunday, March 25 explained that the drone was flying a few hundred metres from a Games exclusion zone.
“We were able to take down that operator and refer the matter to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority [CASE] for breaches committed by that person operating that unmanned aerial vehicle,” Steve Gollschewski said.
He also assured that the police are equipped with anti-drone guns which is capable of controlling the aircraft’s operating system – drone and promised that the massive security blitz meant the Gold Coast would be no place to ‘play up’ during the Games.
Security has been beefed up at Queensland ahead of the Games.
Airport-style body scanners and baggage X-ray machines greeted Games athletes not excluding team officials as they began checking into the Games village last weekend.
According to sources, a police surveillance drone will patrol the skies above the village which also has an on-site police centre and dozens of guards.
The police has flown a hi-tech drone sweeping the village as part of its elaborated security operations, which encompasses room inspections by soldiers.
The Opening and the Closing Ceremonies of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games tipped to be two of the biggest cerebrations the Gold Coast has ever witnessed will come off on April 04 [Opening Ceremony] and April 15 [Closing Ceremony] at the Carrara Stadium.
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