Kalutara Prison CCTV bears fruit

  • Contraband smugglers thwarted

BY Dinitha Rathnayake

Due to the activated closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera system at the Kalutara Prison and the strict supervision of the armed forces officers, the bringing in of prohibited material from outside of the prison has been prevented.

As a result, attempts have been made to bring contraband, including banned substances, into the prison using different ways.

A prisoner who was sentenced by the Panadura Magistrate’s Court over the possession of cannabis was arrested due to the strict supervision of the Kalutara Prison officials where the prisoner came with four mobile phones which were hidden in a pair of shoes. The incident took place yesterday (3) and the suspect was produced before the Panadura Magistrate’s Court yesterday by the Police and fined as he had used such a tactic to smuggle mobile phones into the prison.