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Knives, ganja seized in prison crackdown
Prisons officers have seized marijuana, cellphones, knives, cigarettes and chargers during searches at the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca. The items were found between Wednesday and yesterday.
The searches took place after an inmate was reportedly stabbed during a fight two weeks ago at the Remand Yard of the Maximum Security Prison. In an interview, Commissioner of Prisons John Rougier said: “There is no lockdown at the prisons...We are conducting our searches and continue to do our exercise.”
When asked about the stabbing, Rougier said: “I have no information on that.” Referring to the prison laundry which was destroyed by fire last week, Rougier said: “We are dealing with our situation and a new laundry is way off. “We have a number of places and alternatives for them to wash clothes,” he added. “We are addressing this as far as a laundry in concerned and our operations are not disrupted.”
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