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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prison officer arrested in ‘serious crime’ probe

A Prison officer currently working at Limerick prison has been arrested as part of a large scale Garda investigation into prison contraband smuggling.

Gardai from the Divisional Drugs Unit at Roxboro Station arrested the man in his fifties around 8pm Monday night and he is being held under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

Gardai said Tuesday they had recovered close to 40 mobile phones and a small amount of cannabis from the Clare man as he was reportedly trying to enter the prison to begin a shift.

He can be held by Gardai for up to seven days.

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