Thursday 22 November 2018

Drugs worth €11,000 are seized from cell of serial knife attacker

'The seizure of around 2,500 tablets - considered a significant haul behind bars - was found in the cell of serial knife attacker Dean Teeling' (stock photo)
'The seizure of around 2,500 tablets - considered a significant haul behind bars - was found in the cell of serial knife attacker Dean Teeling' (stock photo)
Robin Schiller

Robin Schiller

A major investigation is under way after around €11,000 worth of drugs were seized from a violent inmate at a Dublin jail.

The seizure of around 2,500 tablets - considered a significant haul behind bars - was found in the cell of serial knife attacker Dean Teeling.

Prison officers attached to the Operational Support Group (OSG) searched his cell in Mountjoy prison last Friday where they recovered the large quantity of drugs, as well as an expensive mobile phone. A number of investigations are under way into the drug seizure, with authorities looking to establish how the package of tablets were smuggled into the jail.

"It is a very significant amount of drugs to be smuggled into a prison - we're talking about more than 2,000 tablets - and there'll be efforts made to establish how it was brought into the jail," a source said.

Officers at Mountjoy garda station are also understood to have been told of the seizure.

Prison officials believe the haul of tablets is worth in excess of €11,000 and that the drugs were to be sold to inmates in the jail.

Irish Independent

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