July 29, 2003

Convict ran drug ring from prison

The Toronto Star reports on a Canadian-born encarcerated convicted criminal, using a cell phone smuggled into the penitentiary -- investigators concluded a woman had smuggled the cellular phone into the prison hidden in a body cavity --, to organize a cocaine run from Miami to Canada. Partners on the outside paid for his cell phone bills through phone cards.

He even planned a dramatic jailbreak according to the police and prosecutors. Officials learned of the convict's owning a cell phone by listening in on his calls from the prison's pay phone.

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