A Prison Officer is currently in police custody after illegal contraband was found on his person at the Golden Grove Prison, Arouca.
Around 11:15 am yesterday, 8th December 2023, Prison Officers carried out a check at the Administration Section of the Golden Grove Prison, during which time another Prison Officer was searched. The officers found three packets of cigarettes in his pants, also one black cellular phone in his bag.
A party of police officers led by Sgt. Evans, under the supervision of Ag. Insp. Pierre and Sgt. Ammon proceeded to the prison and made enquiries. As a result, a 37-year-old Prison Officer was arrested, and the contraband was seized.
WPC Skeete is investigating the matter.