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Mobile phones, modems and USB keys found in dissident wing of Portlaoise Prison

About 30 phones were found in the high security prison.

The search began early this morning.
The search began early this morning.

MOBILE PHONES, MODEMS and a number of USB keys have been discovered after a major search of the high security Portlaoise Prison.

The search concentrated on the E Block of the prison which houses subversive prisoners.

The search began at 7.00 am this morning with the dissident prisoners removed from their cells for the duration.

The Irish Prison Service says that about 30 mobile phones were discovered along with number of modems and USB keys.

The search was carried out by Portlaoise Prison staff as well as members of the Operational Support Group which is tasked with preventing contraband entering prisons and detecting prohibited items.

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