Police to raid jails for cell-phones

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In the wake of the recent discovery of several mobile phones from prison cells, the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) and Organized Crimes Division had decided to launch special operations in several major prisons countrywide, Police sources said.

The detection followed the revelation of the fact that most of the drug trafficking was being operated from prisons by convicted drug traffickers, using mobile phones.

A senior officer said that they would also analyze calls taken by convicted drug traffickers to individuals outside the prisons.

They said when a piece of information was received by the Police Intelligence over the use of mobile phones by suspects or convicts while in the prisons, which information was forwarded to the Prisons Department Officials for necessary action.

The officer said it was the Prisons Department’s responsibility to stop mobile phones getting into the hands of inmates. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 9

  • Amaris Monday, 23 July 2018 07:34 AM

    "Prison officials to go on strike" police interfering with prison duties?

    ANTON Monday, 23 July 2018 08:04 AM


    Sonali Monday, 23 July 2018 08:50 AM

    Wow! just great. Warn them before hand so they can get rid of them before the raid. How clever of the PNB

    ransam Monday, 23 July 2018 08:51 AM

    We may be the only country where all the details retailed to special operation/raid are disclosed to media in advance. Now they will hide all cell phones till raid is over and police can come out and say that there were no cell phones in prison cells.

    VJ Monday, 23 July 2018 09:44 AM

    Simply deploy jamming devices. Use the technology, people are corrupt.

    Ceylon Monday, 23 July 2018 10:22 AM

    Jail cant manage jail.sack all jail staff.give a contract to foriegn company.lankans are proved that they are not rulers.they are able thieves.

    Ajja Monday, 23 July 2018 11:01 AM

    Ane paw...Jailerla Thottha Babalaa....

    Nimal Monday, 23 July 2018 03:01 PM

    I dont know why they are not installing mobile phone Jammer inside the prison wall to to jam mobile phone transmission. However, the technology is used in prisons in some countries.

    TONY Tuesday, 24 July 2018 05:56 PM


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