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First Drone Falls To Strict Commonwealth Games Rules

Hi-Tech Drone Guns Rolled Out

First Drone Falls To Strict Commonwealth Games Rules

Someone has already been punished for flying their drone around one of the Commonwealth Games exclusion zones.

The bust was revealed by police today, with a drone caught hovering within a few hundred metres of one of the Games exclusion zones on Sunday night.

The matter was referred to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with the operator to be slugged with a fine.

Deputy commissioner Steve Gollschewski has stated that police at the 12-day event will be equipped with state-of-the-art 'drone guns', capable of forcing the aircrafts to the ground.

"It blocks radio frequencies, does certain things, and it'll make the drone either land safely or return to sender," said deputy commissioner Gollschewski.

"We didn't need to use it last night because the exclusion zone wasn't breached.

"But there were breaches of CASA regulations."