Three workers attached to Cevons Waste Management were taken into police custody after attempting to smuggle contraband into the Lusignan Prison on Thursday morning.
This is according to Prisons Director, Gladwin Samuels.
The three employees were at the “old compound” of the Lusigan Prison to conduct waste disposal services when the prohibited items concealed in a haversack were found after a search of the vehicle owned by the waste disposal company was conducted.
Police confirmed in a subsequent release that the haversack contained in excess of 860 grams of cannabis and two cartons of cigarettes
According to the police, the driver and two porters, one being a female, were searched and 24 grams of cannabis was found in the driver’s pants pocket.
The waste disposal company has since distanced itself from the incident, citing the behaviour of the employees fingered as “embarrassing” and against the image of what the company stands for.
The driver, 25, of Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD) along with the porters; a 26-year-old male from Russel Street, Charlestown, Georgetown and the 32-year-old female of ‘C’ Field Reserve, Sophia, are assisting with the investigation.
The Lusignan Prison is currently housing hundreds of prisoners from the Camp Street Prison which was damaged significantly during the July 9, conflagration and unrest.