Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels has confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the discovery of drugs and cell phones at the Timehri Prison.
He said that the first discovery of the prohibited items were made on Wednesday around 14:30hrs, while more contraband was unearthed on Thursday around 10:30 after a joint services search was ordered.
According to information provided by the Prison Director, “a prisoner indicated that a prison staff took pay for the items to pass during a visit.”
This publication was also told that the inmate who reportedly “owned” the drugs which were confiscated on Wednesday has since threatened to kill the prison officers at the facility.
Samuels said that the Police have since been called in to investigate.