Drugs, cell phones found at Timehri prison


An investigation has been launched into the discovery of a quantity of drugs and cell phones at the Timehri Prison and according to Prison Director (ag), Gladwin Samuels, a prison officer is at the center of the investigation.

Samuels informed the media today that a prisoner indicated that a “prison staff took pay for the items to pass during a visit.”

Some of the drugs found at the Timehri Prison. [Guyana Prison Service photo]
According to the Prison Director, “The discovery has caused the owner much pain and he is talking about killing Prison officers. The Police are called in to investigate.”

The cell phones which were found inside the Timehri Prison. [Guyana Prison Service photo]
Samuels further noted that the first discovery of the illicit items was made on Wednesday at 14:30hrs and as such, the Joint Services was ordered to conduct a thorough search, which commenced at 10:30 hrs on Thursday.

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