Joint unit raids Maximum Security Prison as new hit list emerges

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Joint unit raids Maximum Security Prison as new hit list emerges

A joint unit of law enforcement officers raided the Wayne Jackson building at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca on Friday and seized several cellphones and SIM cards.

In an interview with GML, Commissioner of Prisons Dennis Pulchan, said the raid took place at around 3 am yesterday, and saw the joint team of his officers, police and soldiers raiding cells occupied by high-profile inmates believed to be involved in the recent hits against murdered prison officers Trevor Serrette and Nigel Jones. He said they recovered and seized 15 cellphones and SIM cards in total.
The devices were sent for forensic testing in an attempt to see whether key information could be extracted from them.

The raids came as a new hit list naming 34 prison officers marked for death surfaced online.

DCP McDonald Jacob said, “We take the allegation of this list seriously and we are working with the prison to see if there is anything that is worthwhile in relation to the list and I do have the list because I saw it on social media.”

“What is happening and is clouding our work, is that people are bent on doing mischief when things are posted on social media. We now have to look at it and investigate to make sure that it has any truth to it and persons are trying their best to create hysteria within the country, so this list is placed out into the public, it could just be a normal list,” Jacob said.

He said the police were still trying to ascertain the authenticity of the list and the source of it but their main priority was protecting the prison officers who may be in danger.