Ex- Prison Officer sentenced to 4 years jail for smuggling marijuana into Prison

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Ceon Paul. [iNews' Photo]
Ceon Paul. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former Prison Officer, Ceon Paul was sentenced on Wednesday, March 25 to four years imprisonment for trafficking narcotics in the Georgetown Prison.

A trial was conducted before Magistrate Ann McLennan, where Paul was found guilty as charged. The Court heard that on January 12 at Camp Street, Georgetown, he was caught smuggling 30 grammes of marijuana into the facility.

Paul of Lot 1 Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust, admitted on January 15 that he smuggled packets of cigarettes into the Georgetown Prisons for inmates. For that offence, he was sentenced for six months imprisonment.

Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the Court that on the day in question, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Cameron searched Paul and found one pack of Bristol cigarettes in his right-side pants pocket and another in his right side-side shirt pocket while six packs were stashed in his crotch.

He said that the ASP also observed a transparent bag under his left hand. When he checked, it contained a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be marijuana.

 

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