By Leroy Smith
Director of Prisons Carl Graham this afternoon confirmed that just after sunrise this morning, a sanitization exercise commenced at the Camp Street Prison.
News Room was informed that approximately twelve high profile inmates were transferred from the facility, as the Joint Services launched the operation geared at retrieving all contraband items.
A visit to the location this morning, revealed an increase in the presence of the Joint Services ranks and the outside perimeter extended, catering for unforeseen circumstances.
The Guyana Fire Service was also on standby with firefighting trucks which have the capability of towering above the building within the prison walls, in the event there is a fire.
Efforts by the News Room to ascertain what are some of the objects that were recovered thus far, proved futile.
The Director of Prisons however informed that as soon as the operation concludes, he would be making a statement with respect to the items found. He stressed that the operation would continue until the security forces are confident that the facility is fully sanitized of all improvised weapons, mobile phones and other items.
Prisoners on remand for murder, attempted murder, armed robberies, possession of illegal weapons and those suspected to have ties to the drug underworld were among those transferred to facilitate the operation.