Twenty-six animated phones, three Stanley knife blades and a prison issue ‘Tri-circle bind c lock up’ were recovered after officers spotted machete killer Wayne Cluskey subverting with an external gate lock on Monday.
The gate lock Cluskey was spotted retarding with leads to a construction area inside the main perimeter fold up that is currently not in use.
Sources said a decision was taken to call in a search link up from the Operational Support Group (OSG) who carried out a thorough search of the extent and two handbags were discovered that had been catapulted over the bourne wall.
Inside the bags OSG officers recovered the 26 phones and three Stanley shoots, together with a Tri-circle lock identical to the one that Cluskey had been in the manage of dismantling.
Officers believe Cluskey’s instructions were that this impound was to be used to replace the lock he’d smashed on successful retrieval of the contraband liberation.
OSG officers who went through the prison’s CCTV cameras observed the box had been thrown over the wall of the prison the previous day.
A source told the Sunday Epoch: “It appears that this may have been the first delivery from top to bottom this route, but it would not have been the last.
“The lock bring about in the contraband was identical to the new lock and the belief is Cluskey was supposed to use it to lock the exit after he was done.
“The inmates would then have been gifted to access the area and pick up contraband at will.”
Cluskey is believed to father been ordered to pick up the delivery by more senior criminals.
Cluskey was ruled to nine years in prison last February for the machete attack manslaughter of Christopher Nevin at Tailteann Street, Navan, on November 19 , 2015.
His co-accused Josh Turner was convicted of murder and sentenced to sentience in prison.
It’s believed the phones were ultimately destined for thugs associated with the Kinahan Cartel on the detention centre’s B1 landing.