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Officials in Mountjoy have intercepted a number of packages in recent weeks containing thousands of euro worth of pills and smartphones

Officials in Mountjoy have intercepted a number of packages in recent weeks containing thousands of euro worth of pills and smartphones

Officials in Mountjoy have intercepted a number of packages in recent weeks containing thousands of euro worth of pills and smartphones

Dublin's biggest prison is dealing with a major increase in drug parcels being thrown over the walls as inmates stockpile for an expected drugs 'drought'.

Officials in Mountjoy have intercepted a number of packages in recent weeks containing thousands of euro worth of pills and smartphones.

It is believed the decrease in prison visits has meant inmates are more reliant on drugs being thrown over the wall.