Man tries to smuggle BlackBerry, charger, earphones and sim card into prison
We all love our BlackBerry’s but some just seem to love theirs a little bit more.
A man in Brazil has been caught trying to smuggle a BlackBerry mobile phone, a recharger, a pair of earphones and a sim card into a Brazilian prison hidden in his bottom.
Jean Ferreira Roque, 19, has said he had been hired by the wife of an inmate to smuggle the BlackBerry Curve bundle into the Puraquequara jail in Manaus, northern Brazil.
Roque was caught passing through an X-ray scan during visiting hours at the prison on Boxing Day.
He claimed he was to receive £45 for delivering the phone, which is 2.36 inches wide.
The student told Brazil’s Globo G1 website it wasn’t the first time he had used the unconventional method to bring in phones for prisoners at the high-security jail.
‘I’ve delivered lots of phones, I delivered a BlackBerry to another inmate last week. This is just the first time I’ve been caught.
‘I went to sit down and they must have noticed something wasn’t quite right because they asked me to go through the metal detector.
‘That’s when they saw the mobile phone.’
‘I get paid once the phone is safely delivered. There’s a price list, the bigger the phone, the higher the price.’
Manaus police chief Debora Mafra today said she has ordered an investigation into the smuggling claims.
‘This needs to stop. We will probe as deep as we have to in order to find out who is behind all this.’