Prison officer arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into prison

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:45

A prison officer with 19 years experience has been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into prison.

CNC3 understands the 41-year-old officer was arrested at his Princes Town home last evening after extensive enquiries were conducted.

Reports are, the officer allegedly went to the Frederick street prison on Saturday night with 2.5 kilos of packaged marijuana.

The officer then reported to his seniors on duty that he was forced to bring the drugs in for a prisoner.

The officer's story was investigated and yesterday the director of public prosecution gave instructions to charge the officer for misconduct in public office and trafficking of marijuana.

Head of Port of Spain CID Ajith Persad led the investigation and the officer is expected to appear in court on Monday morning.