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Pretoria Central Prison raid

Gauteng
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17/01/2011:
An inmate at Pretoria Central Prison stands next to his bed as watches two specialised correctional officers search hls belongings.
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011:
Inmates at Pretoria Central Prison stand at their beds as watch a specialised correctional officer search their belongings and lockers in their cells.
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011:
Inmates at Pretoria Central Prison crouch outside their cell as they wait for warders and specialised correctional officers to search them and their cells.
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011
Warders search prisoners from Pretoria Central Prison during a raid carried out as part of the countrywide operation Vula which is aimed at clamping down on deaths, injuries and escapes from South Africa's prisons
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011:
A warder searches a cell at Pretoria Central Prison for contraband during a raid on the sentenced prisoners cells
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011
Some of the dagga which was recovered during a raid on Pretoria Central prison by correctional services specialised warders
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011:
A warder stands guard over inmates at Pretoria Central Prison who crouch outside their cell as they wait for specialised correctional officers to search them and their cells.
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011
Warders search prisoners from Pretoria Central Prison during a raid carried out as part of the countrywide operation Vula which is aimed at clamping down on deaths, injuries and escapes from South Africa's prisons
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011:
An inmate at Pretoria Central Prison stands next to his bed as watches two specialised correctional officers search hls belongings.
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011
Warders with one of the many potentially dangerous weapons seized during a raid on Pretoria Central prison for contraband
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011:
Inmates at Pretoria Central Prison crouch outside their cell as they wait for warders and specialised correctional officers to search them and their cells.
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane17/01/2011
Warders search prisoners from Pretoria Central Prison during a raid carried out as part of the countrywide operation Vula which is aimed at clamping down on deaths, injuries and escapes from South Africa's prisons
Picture: Sizwe Ndingane

Thousands of rands worth of narcotics and dozens of potentially lethal handmade weapons has been seized in a raid on Pretoria Central Prison.

The raid, which was carried out by specialised correctional services officers who searched more than 400 prisoners, brought an end to Operation Vula, the Department of Correctional Services's annual festive security plan aimed at halting escapes, assaults, deaths and other security breaches.

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