A man is now in custody at the Greater Portmore police station lock-ups after he attempted to introduce contraband into the facility on Saturday
Reports are that a team of police carried out their regular patrol of the compound at about 2:00 am when they accosted a man wearing a black shirt and pants, wearing a mask, and red sneakers.
He was caught after leaping the fence to the back of the facility with a bag containing: Seven cellphones, Five phone chargers, several boxes of cigarettes, and a parcel containing ganja, tobacco, lighters, razor blades, electrical cords, and headphones.
This arrest comes a few days after the police conducted major search operations at the facility. The Police have since reviewed the facility’s security arrangements and introduced new measures.
In the meantime, the man is expected to be charged later today. The police are again warning citizens to avoid being used by criminals to smuggle contraband into Police Lock-ups.
“This is a dangerous practice that undermines our efforts at maintaining peace. in some of our most troubled communities as gangsters in lock-ups tried desperately to direct and give orders against their enemies; stop it!” declared Christopher Phillips, Senior Superintendent in charge of the St. Catherine South police division.