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More Illegal Gadgets Found

  Inmates in the Fiji Corrections Service remand centers around the country have found a way to smuggle mobile phones, tobaccos and other personal items. Corrections officers believed to be
27 Jan 2016 13:12
More Illegal Gadgets Found
Remand inmates posing at the Suva Remand Centre. They are popular on social media after they posted pictures of themselves inside the centre.

 

Inmates in the Fiji Corrections Service remand centers around the country have found a way to smuggle mobile phones, tobaccos and other personal items.

Corrections officers believed to be assisting these inmates in smuggling these contrabands are under investigation.

A group of remand inmates at the Suva Remand Centre are popular on social media after they posted pictures of themselves inside.

Fiji Corrections Service acting Commissioner, Superintendent Kameli Ratuvakalevulevu, said most inmates in remand centres around the country conceal mobile phones through their body cavities.

“I am aware of these photographs being circulated on social media and we will look into the issue.

“We are trying our best to stop those smuggling phones into the remand centres; this also applies for convicted inmates; these are illegal items.

“This happens in every Corrections complex around the country; not only in the Central Division.

“We hardly see these things with convicted inmates in Naboro and Nasinu; but mostly in remand centres,” he said.

Superintendent Ratuvakalevulevu said this was a challenge for their Corrections officers.

“We have installed CCTV cameras, strengthened our guards at the gate.”

Superintendent Ratuvakalevulevu said they were also working on apprehending Corrections officers who were believed to be assisting these inmates.

Assistant Commissioner for Corrections (Operations), Jo Kulinidilo said: “At the moment we are trying to get the modern technology, something similar to an X-ray machine to easily detect the phones.”  Edited by Maraia Vula

Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 



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