Tablets, cocaine, bottles of whiskey and mobile phones seized at Mountjoy Prison
Updated / Tuesday, 17 Nov 2020 11:36
The Prison Service has seized what it said is the largest haul of contraband smuggled into a prison at Mountjoy this morning.
A man has been arrested and is being questioned in Mountjoy.
The tablets were wrapped with prisoners’ names on them.
SIM cards, an exercise band and other drugs were also seized.
The contraband was discovered following the search of a van making a regular food delivery to the prison.
The discovery is part of an intelligence led investigation by the Prison Service’s Operational Support Unit.
Gardaí have removed five evidence bags of contraband.
The prison authorities believe they have dismantled a major drugs and contraband distribution service within Mountjoy, which is suspected to be linked to Kinahan Organised Crime Group members in the prison.