One escaped prisoner recaptured

Wanted man Vijay Seenarine, who escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison just over two weeks ago, was arrested today after police found him walking along a street in Corentyne, Berbice.

In a brief statement issued today police said that Seenarine was nabbed at about 11am as he was walking along J.C. Chandisingh Road in Rosehall. Police, according to the release, were able to locate the escapee based on information received.

Vijay Seenarine
Vijay Seenarine

Seenarine and three other inmates escaped from the NA prison on June 11. The man had been on remand for carnal knowledge. Rickford La Fleur of Circle Street, Skeldon; Kevin ‘Long Hair’ Narine of Number Seven Village, West Coast Berbice; and Vinood Gopaul of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder (BBP) are still on the run.

The search by the Joint Services for the remaining three escapees is continuing, police said.

The men reportedly removed boards from the northern section of the wall in the male block of the prison and then ripped out zinc sheets from the eastern side of the fence to make the daring getaway.

Prison officers discovered the boards missing around 6:45 am today when they entered that section and immediately made checks to see who had escaped. Reports are that the other prisoners are claiming that they did not hear anything suspicious.

Gopaul who was charged with murder was among 18 prisoners who had broken out of the same prison in August 25, 2007.

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