KITE HARD ACT TO SWAL­LOW

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

A PRIS­ONER caught dump­ing hun­dreds of kilo­grams of coke in front of po­lice has tried to dis­pose of in­crim­i­nat­ing ev­i­dence in an­other bla­tant fash­ion.

While be­hind bars in Sil­ver­wa­ter jail, the brother of an Olympic ath­lete was at­tempt­ing to pass a note to a vis­i­tor — a no-no be­hind bars — when a screw (prison of­fi­cer) busted him.

Rather than risk hav­ing the con­tents read by un­in­tended re­cip­i­ents, the in­mate hastily shoved it in his mouth and ate it — much to the amuse­ment of the crowd vis­it­ing that day.

Snitch can’t re­veal his iden­tity for le­gal rea­sons but can con­firm he is in the slam­mer for drugs, which he tried to get rid of as po­lice closed in on him this year. Pris­on­ers go to cre­ative lengths to con­ceal notes, dubbed kites, from rolling them up into tiny lit­tle balls and shov­ing them up their noses to swal­low­ing them if they get sprung.

It’s a pop­u­lar way for in­mates to get in­for­ma­tion from one jail pod to an­other or to the out­side world.

In­side Sil­ver­wa­ter.

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