Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Advertisement

Heroin, cocaine and 14 mobile phones found in one wing of Mountjoy Prison

The search was based on intelligence gathered.

Image: Photocall Ireland

A SEARCH AT Mountjoy Prison has turned up 14 mobile phones and a large quantity of drugs.

The Prison Service says that a search of the C wing in the prison was undertaken as a part of the prison’s attempts to stop drug smuggling.

A statement from the Irish Prison Service says:

“The Irish Prison Service can confirm that as part of security measures to prevent the supply of contraband in prisons a general search, conducted by the Operational Support Group, was undertaken in the C Wing of Mountjoy Prison.

“The search commenced at 7am this morning and was a planned intelligence led search.

“The operation included a search of all cells and common areas on the C Wing.

As a result of the search 14 mobile phones and phone chargers were discovered. In addition, drugs including tablets, heroin and cocaine were also discovered.

Read: Loner trucker jailed for shooting at motorists 700 times to teach them “a lesson”

Read: How many children were sent to detention schools this year?

Read next:

COMMENTS (24)