Wednesday 16 October 2019

Driver arrested after drugs and mobile phones found in Mountjoy delivery van

Mountjoy Prison in Dublin (Stock Image)
Mountjoy Prison in Dublin (Stock Image)
Rachel Farrell

Rachel Farrell

A delivery driver has been arrested after a search of a delivery at Mountjoy Prison uncovered multiple contraband items, the Irish Prison Service can confirm.

A Chief Officer at Dublin's Mountjoy Prison is said to have become suspicious when a delivery van entered the grounds yesterday morning.

After arriving at the kitchen loading bay area, the Operational Support Group (OSG) were called to the scene and a search was conducted.

According to the Irish Prison Service, a package was found containing two smart phones, four mobile phones and eight sim cards.

A haul of drugs including around 4,000 tablets and a quantity of steroids were also discovered in the van.

The driver of the van was arrested and taken for questioning when Gardai arrived.

"The Irish Prison Service can confirm that a delivery van entered Mountjoy Prison this morning, it proceeded to the kitchen loading bay area," a spokesperson for the Irish prison Service told

"A Chief Officer at the scene became suspicious and the Operational Support Group (OSG)were called and conducted a search of the vehicle.

"The Gardai were notified and attended the Prison. The driver of the van was arrested and taken to the station for questioning."

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