JAILBIRD USES CELL PHONE

Herald Sun - - NEWS -

AN Al­ba­nian drug smug­gler took part in a live TV show in­ter­view from his jail cell in Bri­tain us­ing an il­le­gally held mo­bile phone.

Afrim Imeraj, 34, made a Skype call to a prime-time series in his home coun­try. He said he had gone to the UK il­le­gally and was ar­rested in Lon­don for drugs of­fences.

The pris­oner, on re­mand while he waits to be sen­tenced, called the show to ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion about his wife and two daugh­ters he said had dis­ap­peared.

He said his re­la­tion­ship with his part­ner had bro­ken down by the time he was ar­rested in March 2017. At the end of the Without A Trace pro­gram, host Odeta Dume thanked him for “join­ing us via Skype”.

She added: “In Lon­don, it is il­le­gal to have a tele­phone in jail so I would sug­gest that you switch off your tele­phone now be­cause you could get pun­ished heav­ily.”

Imeraj’s mother-in-law had called in to say his girls were in Ger­many.

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