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A man is now in custody at the Greater Portmore police station lock-ups after he was caught trying to smuggled illegal items into the facility on Saturday.

The police say they carried out their regular patrol of the compound at about 2:00 Saturday morning when they accosted a man wearing a black shirt and pants, wearing a mask and red sneakers.

He was caught after leaping the fence to the back of the facility with a bag which contained seven cellphones, five phone chargers, several boxes of cigarettes and a parcel containing ganja, tobacco and lighters, razor blades, electrical cords and headphones.

This arrest comes a few days after the police conducted major search operations at the facility. The police have since reviewed the facility’s security arrangements and introduced new measures.

In the meantime, the man is expected to be charged .

The police are again warning citizens to avoid being used by criminals to smuggle contraband into police lock-ups.