Prisons

Marijuana, smoking pipe and phone charger found outside prison

A package containing dried leaves believed to be marijuana, a smoke pipe, and a multi-charger for mobile phones was found outside the Suva Remand Centre at 1.00am today. Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Jo Kulinidilo said this was a daily occurrence. “Nearly every day we find contrabands being thrown into the premises from the outside. Sometimes the […]

Peni Shute

February 15, 2016 2:19 pm

A package containing dried leaves believed to be marijuana, a smoke pipe, and a multi-charger for mobile phones was found outside the Suva Remand Centre at 1.00am today.

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Assistant Commissioner (Operations) Jo Kulinidilo said this was a daily occurrence.

“Nearly every day we find contrabands being thrown into the premises from the outside. Sometimes the contrabands are found just outside of the wall,” he said.

“This poses a huge challenge to the officers. People are doing this every day and we would like to warn them that if they are caught, they will be apprehended and handed over to police or we will report their identities to police.”

Section 53 of the Prisons and Corrections Act 2006 states that:

Any person who brings, sells or attempts by any means whatsoever to introduce into a prison, or to give to a prisoner, any prohibited article .. .commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2000 or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or to both.

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