A number of inmates at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca have been transferred, in light of the ongoing investigation into the explosives and heavy artillery find near prison grounds last month.
According to a GML report, the inmates transferred include former soldiers, who are said to be part of a gang behind bars.
The report states that just yesterday (Wednesday), a special party of officers led by a prison supervisor searched the prison and recovered and seized the following items: 28 cartoons of Broadway cigarettes; one cartoon of Du Maurier cigarettes; 1,534 grams of marijuana; 100 cigarette lighters; 17 bottles of pepper sauce; two WiFi hot spot devices; one cell phone charger; three electric scales; one wireless headset; two hotplates; four packs of razor blades; one electric kettle; one cell phone holder; two extension cords; one flat screen 32-inch television; two television stands; six packs of playing cards; one sandwich press; 50 packs of wrapping paper; six packs of triple A batteries and a needle.
The items were stored in 15 bags at the prison’s chapel and based on the report, all items were for the ex-soldiers at the MSP.
Additionally, the report claims that police and prison officers went to the MSP a few days ago and split up all ex-members of the Defence Force. Some were taken to the Golden Grove Prison Remand, Guantanamo Building 13 and Port-of-Spain prison.