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Girl tries smuggling 74 cell phones into jail, Colombian authorities find this not-so-cute

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Girl tries smuggling 74 cell phones into jail, Colombian authorities find this not-so-cute

Smartphones have been all the rage even with youngsters (or is it actually mostly with youngsters?), but the age barrier seems to have fallen even further as now an 11-year-old girl tried to smuggle 74 cell phones into a jail in Colombia. Oh, 74 cell phones and a gun. The irony of it all is that the girl stated that she wanted to visit a relative put behind bars for gun possession.


The mastermind behind all this however is hardly likely to be the girl herself, but rather her 25 year-old female companion – allegedly the girl's sister. Entering the jail involved passing checkpoints and the two had already made it past the first one, but to their misfortune an officer at the second checkpoint noticed the weird shapes underneath the girl's clothes. That is when “2 BlackBerries, 72 mobile phones of varying quality, and a .38-calibre gun” were found.


Cell phones are some of the most coveted possessions of inmates and while law differs throughout states, it could lead to a prolonged sentence. And in all honesty, a jail with the latest of iPhones and Androids hardly sounds that scary, right?


source: BBC


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posted on 07 Feb 2011, 10:57 3

1. Steve Job's Tumor (unregistered)


"And in all honesty, a jail with the latest of iPhones and Androids hardly sounds that scary, right?"
Trying to sound coy and humorous actually backfires for you here. You realize that Columbian law enforcement, plagued with corruption and lack of resources and pay, has made great strides in bettering their enforcement and ridding their corruption within their departments. These cell phones allow the incarcerated to orchestrate and maintain their drug trades from within the confines. I understand if you meant to downplay the cellphones because she also smuggled in a .38 but I'm guessing the .38 is for the blackberry users to off themselves after they have the similar problems I've seen updating to BB 6.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 11:48 1

3. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


can u not take a joke?

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 19:28

9. Get a clue Shafeer (unregistered)


Given his last line about the explanation for the .38, this guy can definitely take a joke.

As for the story, perhaps if they had only tried to sneak in 30 phones instead of 74, they could have gotten away with it. Seriously, if you are going to conceal a gun, you really shouldn't draw attention to that with 74 cell phones.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 11:46 1

2. rick b (unregistered)


not to be a dick to steve jobs tumor but the article is about columbia ohio. Still its an issue inside the United States. As a correctional Officer in NY, When an inmate gets their hands on a cell phone, they are able to make phone calls to the out side that they are not allowed to in the first place- think witness intimidation, restraining orders, conspiring to escape, drug trade etc.. where as the inmate phone system only allows phone calls to restricted phone numbers and they are monitored and routinely recorded to stop such things besides three way calling etc.. These cell phones let alone a gun should have never gotten past the first check point, thank God not the second and could have cost many people their lives, innocent correctional workers, staff and other prison inmates that would have been affected by the outcome. Just food for thought....

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 11:59

4. dvase (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Sep 2010)


You obviously didn't even read the article, it's about Colombia the country.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 12:16 2

5. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 205; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


LOL, punctuation FAIL....

It's not "Columbia, OH".

It's, Columbia. Oh, (as in, by the way)

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 13:29 1

6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


that's gotta be embarrassing to leave such a thought out comment based on a punctuation mistake & be completely wrong. *Stewie-laughs at you - HA HA HA*

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 18:29

8. chuckles (unregistered)


You realize the thought out comment was correct right? It IS Columbia the country. It says "Oh" as in Oh by the way there's a gun being smuggled too...gotta be embarrassing for your comment to backfire for ya....

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 15:12

7. dvase (unregistered)


I like chicken and rice

posted on 08 Feb 2011, 12:42

10. hhiiii (unregistered)


I LIKE CHICKEN,EGGS AND FRIED RICE.....that was a joke.....so am i crackn....

posted on 08 Feb 2011, 13:57 1

11. theo14461 (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Throw theses two in jail also!

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