Mazaruni prison escapee recaptured

Vijay Sanchara, the convicted prisoner who escaped from the Mazaruni Prison’s farm on Wednesday, was recaptured on Thursday afternoon.

Acting Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels confirmed that Sanchara, 31, a resident of Wakenaam, was recaptured at Goat Creek around 5.15pm and was placed in police custody. No other details were provided.

Sanchara was serving a seven-year sentence for attempted murder when he escaped. He is expected to be charged with escaping from lawful custody.

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