The Prisons Department said that the mobile phones were recovered during raids carried out on 28 prisons.
Among the phones recovered were mobile phones found in the prison cell of notorious drug dealer ‘Kanjipani Imran’ in Boosa.
Officials said that 1102 mobile phones had been recovered during the raids from prisons around the country.
Most of the mobile phones had been recovered from the Negombo prison.
The Prisons Department said that 688 SIM cards had also been seized during the raids.
A number of mobile phone chargers and mobile phone batteries had also been recovered. (Colombo Gazette)