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Prisons officer held with ganja

Wednesday, September 18 2013

A 36-year-old prisons officer with 18 years service was held on Monday with an estimated 900 grammes of marijuana in the car park of the Golden Grove Prison, Arouca.

Police reported that at about 5.30 pm, a party of officers from the Arouca CID, the Anti-Crime Unit, and the Northern Division Task Force, including Insp Baptiste, Cpl Peterson, PC Thomas and PC Borris made their way to the prisons car park. Once there, the policemen prevented the prisons officer from entering the compound until he was searched.

The prisons officer complied, and the officers found 874 grammes of marijuana.

The prisons officer was arrested, and charged for possession of an illegal substance with intent to traffick. He was expected to be appear before an Arima magistrate yesterday afternoon.

Senior Superintendent David Abraham of the Northern Division commended the officers for their hard work. He also noted that this was the third prisons officer to be arrested for drug possession near the Golden Grove Prison.

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