Ganja, improvised weapons among items found at Mazaruni Prison


A total of 1,580 grams (3.4 pounds) of marijuana was seized during a search at the Mazaruni Prison on Tuesday in Region Seven.

A number of other prohibited items were also found and includes: 17 smartphones and four chargers, 22 packs of cigarettes, 24 improvised weapons, six scissors, two broken mirrors, two smoking utensils and two knives.

The search was conducted between 05:00hrs and 11:00hrs by ranks of the Bartica Police Station and prison officers, Police Headquarters revealed in a statement.

The Security Blocks, Special Watch, Condemn Section, Stores, Infirmary, and Dormitory were searched.

“While searching the upper dormitory, a Prison Officer found a black plastic bag lodged in the sealing of the structure. Upon further examination, the said bag also contained a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis (marijuana),” the police said.


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