Prisons Officer I, MARK MAHARAJ.

A Prisons Officer attached to the Port of Spain Prison is expected to appear virtually before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana and bringing a dangerous drug into the prison.

Guardian Media understands that Prisons Officer I, MARK MAHARAJ, was charged with the offences by officers of the Port of Spain Division on Sunday 11th July 2021.

An official statement from the Police Service notes that the officer, who has nine years’ service, was arrested after four packets of marijuana weighing one kilogram, allegedly were found in his possession during a routine search at the prison on Friday 9th July 2021.

A report was made to the police and the officer taken into custody.

Investigations were conducted by Sgt. (Ag.) Guerra, with the assistance of officers of the Port of Spain Division, the Special Investigations Unit, the Cyber Crime Unit and the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Division.

Maharaj was charged by Sgt. (Ag.) Guerra.