'Cell phone diet' - Contraband being smuggled in food to prisoners

February 14, 2017
Vendolyn Cameron-Powell

Prisoners in Clarendon are said to be influencing the outcome of cases by using cell phones to orchestrate attacks in communities and drive fear into witnesses.

Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron-Powell, commander for the parish, said police personnel in the division have somehow not been able to prevent contrabands from reaching inside the cells.

More than 20 mobile phones have been confiscated from police lock-ups across the parish since the start of the year.

Cameron-Powell told THE STAR that members of the public continue to smuggle cell phones concealed in food items into lock-ups.

She has issued a public warning on the matter and said the police will be going after visitors who seek to help prisoners by having items smuggled into cells.

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