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Clarendon police seize more than 20 cell phones in lock-ups since January

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:54 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

Commanding Officer in charge of the Clarendon Police, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron- Powell, says the Division continues to grapple with the problem of inmates in lock-ups getting access to cell phones.

Superintendent Cameron-Powell said criminals are using the devices to continue their illicit activities on the outside, including ordering hits on witnesses and associates.

She told yesterday’s monthly meeting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation that since January the police have confiscated more than 20 cell phones from inmates in lock-ups in the parish.

The head of the Clarendon Police said smugglers continue to use various tactics to smuggle the cell phones into the lock ups.

 

Commanding Officer in charge of the Clarendon Police, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron- Powell

Superintendent Cameron-Powell says the Division is working hard to stem the problem and warned smugglers that they will be prosecuted.