Cabinet Minister with responsibility for the nation’s prisons, Senator Matthew Samuda, says a multi-stakeholder special operation carried out at the St Catherine Adult Correctional facility last week has yielded dozens of cell phones and other contraband.

The operation which was conducted on Friday, saw more than 100 security personnel attached to MOCA and the Constabulary as well as the JDF sweeping the facility.

Minister Samuda says the operation reinforced decisions to introduce legislative changes in 2021.

Senator Matthew Samuda, Minister without portfolio in the National Security Ministry, speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.