82 mobile phones and accessories taken into custody from prison cells

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, this morning (June 9).

Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya told defence.lk that officers of the Negambo 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.

“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,” he said.

The special search operation in the Boossa Prison was jointly conducted by the Prisons officials and the Special Task Force.

Commissioner General Upuldeniya said the officials would conduct further investigations and raids to combat drug mafia and other organised crimes carried out by some noted underworld criminals serving imprisonment.

(Ministry of Defence)