Improvised weapons, ganja found at Camp St brick prison

The contraband items that were found during yesterday’s search.

Ranks of the Joint Services yesterday morning conducted a search in the brick prison on Camp Street during which a quantity of contraband items and twenty improvised weapons were unearthed.

Acting Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels yesterday afternoon confirmed the raid which was conducted between 6.15am and 8.40am yesterday.

Stabroek News understands that a joint operation was carried out where the entire brick prison was searched and a small portion of cannabis, three cell phones, three SIM cards, four lighters, three razor blades and twenty improvised weapons were found.

An investigation has been launch-ed.

The contraband items that were found during yesterday’s search.

This discovery came less than two weeks after a quantity of contraband including improvised weapons, mobile phones and marijuana was uncovered at the Timehri and New Amsterdam prisons and the new holding area outside the Lusignan Prison.

Samuels had said during these raids, the lives of his officers were threatened.

The prisons system has been wracked by unrest for more than a month.

Comments  

Woman suspected of posting hammocks saturated in cocaine

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) today said that Tiffini Collison, 26-years-old of F 21 Samaan Street Guyhoc Park, Georgetown posted four hammocks suspected to have been saturated with cocaine to an address in the USA through an International Courier Service in Georgetown sometime last week.

President meets Chevron official

President David Granger (centre) today met  President of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company,  Clay Neff (third from right).

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen ‘sexting’ case

Anthony Weiner   NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison today for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S.

Albion man killed in robbery on Freeman St, two brothers injured

A family’s preparation for a memorial service ended tragically early yesterday morning when bandits stormed into their home in  East La Penitence and discharged several rounds, fatally wounding a man and injuring two of his brothers.

Trinis rescued in Dominica after living in car for four days

(Trinidad Express) The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Coast Guard have been at the helm of a dramatic rescue of a family of four, including two small children, who lived in a car for four days after their home in Dominica was destroyed last Monday by Hurricane Maria.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×