Prison officer in court on drugs charges

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 11:15

A prison officer is expected to appear in court today charged with the possession of marijuana.

Prison Officer One (PO I) Vickram Suraj was held by his colleagues at the Central Gate of the Golden Grove Prison with 36.8 grams of marijuana.

He was later arrested by police officers of the Arouca Police Station where he was charged.

Suraj has approximately 5-years of service.

Acting Commissioner of Prisons Dane Clarke said Suraj's arrest sends a message to the rogue officers and shows that the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service continues to be vigilant.

Less than a month ago a prison officer was held trying to smuggle cigarettes and two cell phones into the Port of Spain Prison.



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