Acting Prisons Commissioner Dane Clarke yesterday sent out a stern warning to rogue officers intent on bringing the prison service into disrepute by their illicit activities that they will be flushed out of the system and prosecuted.
The Acting Commissioner’s comment came hours after a 51-year-old prison officer with more than 25 years service was allegedly searched on Saturday night and found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana. According to reports around 7.25 pm on Saturday a prison superintendent at the Maximum Security Prison confronted a prison officer and searched his lunch bag.
The senior officer allegedly found and seized three brown packages concealed within the lining of the lunch bag. The packages allegedly contained a quantity of marijuana.
The officer was detained and a search was carried out of his car which was parked in a nearby car park.