Written by Staff Writer
09 Jun, 2020 | 2:48 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): In a special search operations conducted in Negombo, Colombo, Bogambara and Boossa prisons, 82 mobile phones, 55 SIM cards, batteries and chargers have been taken into custody by prisons officials, on Tuesday (June 09)
The Defence Ministry Webstie quoting the Acting Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya noted officers of the Negombo Prison Intelligence Unit found 61 mobile phones, 51 SIM cards, 71 batteries, 30 charges, 16 g of heroin and 2 g of cannabis from the cells of Negombo Prison.
“The mobile phones were handed over to the Intelligence for a Telecommunication analysis to be carried out,” speaking to News 1st, Acting Commissioner General Thushara Upuldeniya said.
It added, prison officers also found two mobile phones from Colombo Remand Prison, four mobile phones from Bogambara Prison, twelve phones from Magazine Prison, one battery and three mobile phones, four SIM cards, four batteries and one phone charger from the Boossa Prison.
The special search operation in the Boossa Prison was jointly conducted by the Prisons officials and the Special Task Force.
“Officials would conduct further investigations and raids to combat drug mafia and other organised crimes carried out by some noted underworld criminals serving imprisonment,” Commissioner General Upuldeniya added.
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