Female warders smuggle ganja into Camp Street jail
…to join inmates in cell
There’s been a drug bust at the Camp Street Prison—and two warders were the traffickers.
Officials found this out on Wednesday after two female prison officers implicated each other in the smuggling of 125 grammes of marijuana into the penitentiary.
One of the ranks is a 36-year-old Corporal, who was in charge of the Wednesday night shift. The other is a 28-year-old recruit. Both ranks are in custody.
Director of Prisons Dale Erskine confirmed yesterday that two ranks were being questioned in connection with narcotics in the prison. He did not specify the location where the drug was found.
Kaieteur News understands that the marijuana was smuggled into the prison for an inmate who is serving a three-year term.
Investigators are getting two stories as to which one of the ranks acted as the drug mule.
According to one report, a woman who is related to the inmate gave the recruit the marijuana. The recruit then stashed the drug in an office at the prison.
A source said that the inmate who had to collect the narcotics began to suspect that the warders had made off with his stash.
“He start to threaten the shift (prison warders on duty). He said that he know that his ‘thing’ come in, and if he didn’t get his ‘thing’ he would create a scene.”
It is alleged that the female Corporal who was in charge of the shift searched the office and found the drugs stashed in a bag. She initially opted to throw the narcotics away, but then handed over the bag to a prison official.
However, Kaieteur New understands that the recruit alleged that it was the Corporal who had given her the drugs.
Police were informed and both ranks were detained at the East La Penitence Police Station on Thursday night. They were still in custody yesterday and charges are likely to be laid soon.