Apr 15, 2021

Increase of drugs smuggled into prisons Featured

The Department of Prisons says that there is an increase of smuggling illicit drugs, including narcotics, into prisons during the festive season.

Prisons media spokesman - Chandana Ekanayake stated that the law will be strictly enforced against outsiders who are caught smuggling prohibited substances into prisons.

During search operations conducted at the Magazine Prison, Kalutara Prison, Welikada Women's Unit, Prison Hospital and other detention centers, a large number of prohibited items including drugs and mobile phones were found, he added.