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Murder accused linked to contract to kill AG

The death threat made against At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi came from some­one be­hind prison walls by a man al­ready fac­ing a mur­der charge on the high-pro­file mat­ter.

Guardian Me­dia was able to con­firm that the man’s fa­ther is al­so be­ing mon­i­tored by po­lice as he has been try­ing to meet with Al-Rawi to de­mand a speedy tri­al for his son.

Five prisoners test positive for tuberculosis

Five prisoners have tested positive for tuberculosis.

Four of the inmates were housed at the maximum-security prison and one at the remand facility.

According to a press release from the prisons service, the prisoners recently exhibited symptoms of tuberculosis and were examined.

After testing positive they were immediately taken to the Caura medical facility for treatment.

The areas where they were housed were sanitized and continuous testing and screenings are being conducted.

Man held in connection with aiding and abetting prison escapees

A man well known to police was arrested at his one Woodbrook place apartment last night for allegedly aiding and abetting the two escapees Olatunji Denbow and Michael Findlay who remain at large.

Investigators told Guardian Media the suspect who had a string of matters previously in court, including murder was held by a team of police officers from the Port of Spain task force under the supervision of inspector powder sometime last night.

He remains in police custody at the Besson Street police station.

Wrong prisoner identified as escapee

According to police reports, it was believed that an inmate identified as Kyle Belgrove escaped with the group of men, however, prison officials say he was reportedly found in another cell during a prisoners headcount.

The other escapee has been identified as Michael Findley.

Police say the 8 prisoners they are searching for are:  Kerry Valentino, Atiba Sealy, Joshua Janet, Olatunji Denbow,  Stefon Austin, Brent Johnson,  Michael Findley, and Mikhale Mohammed.

All-Points Bulletin issued for escaped inmates

The T&T Police Service says an All-Points Bulletin has been issued for eight inmates who escaped from the Remand Yard at Golden Grove Prison in Arouca on Tuesday night.

Prison sources told Guardian Media the men escaped through a hole in the wall from their cell in the south upper block of the prison.

They were discovered missing at 8.40 am today.

Woman held smuggling bullet into prison in sneakers

A fe­male vis­i­tor to the Max­i­mum Se­cu­ri­ty Prison in Arou­ca was yes­ter­day ar­rest­ed af­ter she was found at­tempt­ing to smug­gle a live round of am­mu­ni­tion hid­den in a pair of sneak­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, some­time yes­ter­day the woman went to the prison say­ing that she was there to vis­it a 32-year-old in­mate who is cur­rent­ly serv­ing 24 months hard labour on a lar­ce­ny of­fence.

The in­mate is said to be a Ja­maican-born chef who has a lo­cal ad­dress in Mal­abar.

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