Several prohibited items were found during an exercise at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca yesterday. The joint exercise, conducted between 5:30 pm and 8 pm was spearheaded by ACP Samaroo, Snr. Supt. Ramphall, Supt. Powder, coordinated by Insp. Highly and included officers of the Tunapuna and Maloney Criminal Investigations Departments and the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service, led by DCP Prince and ACP Nelson.

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers conducted searches of several cells at the Wayne Jackson Building at the Prison. The search resulted in one cellular phone, a number of assorted cigarettes, three improvised weapons, one headset, one shaver, one lighter, five pieces of wrapping paper, two SIM cards and one memory card, being discovered. Investigations are ongoing.