Just two days following the arrest and charge of two Prisons Officers for trafficking, the Prison Service is reporting that another officer has been found with contraband in his possession.
In an official statement from the Prison Service, Commissioner of Prisons, Dennis Pulchan, stated that measures implemented to alleviate trafficking by officers will continue, as they have proven extremely effective.
Commissioner Pulchan lamented that the unlawful actions by such officers cast a negative image on the Service, but noted the measures instituted are absolutely necessary to eliminate the rogue elements, as they negate the work of the hard-working officers and put lives of their colleagues at risk.
The Prison Service release reports that on Monday 27 December 2021, at around 2:15 pm, the Prisons Officer I was found to be in possession of 20 packets of cigarettes, two sealed bottles of liquids labelled ‘White Oak’, three cell phones and two chargers, when he reported for duty at the Carrera Convict Prison.
According to initial reports, the prisons officer, who has over nine years of service, reported for duty and was subjected to a routine search. He was cautioned about the unauthorized items found in his possession, and officers of the Carenage Police Station were called in.
The police officers escorted the prisons officer Reynos to the station where he is assisting with enquiries.