Prison Officer Arrested For Trafficking Contraband

Prison Officer Arrested For Trafficking Contraband

Three prison officers were arrested for trafficking contraband at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca on Friday morning.

C News was told that at approximately 6:20am, a search was conducted on an officer and five sealed packs of cigarettes, one cellphone and charger, 5.4 ounces of a substance resembling marijuana, and $1550 in cash were found in his possession.

Arouca Police were called in and three officers, one from the Maximum Security Prison and two from the Golden Grove Prison, were taken into custody.

The officer from the Maximum Security Prison is said to have had 10 years of service.