(CNS): Officers from HMP Northward interrupted a drug smuggling attempt in the early hours of Tuesday morning when they caught a suspect on the perimeter of the prison trying to throw ganja over the fence surrounding the men’s jail. The prison officers called the police at 12:15am today (16 August) after they had apprehended the 22-year-old man from West Bay, who was found with an undisclosed quantity of substance suspected to be ganja, wrapped in small plastic bags. He was arrested by the police on suspicion of criminal trespass, possession of ganja with intent, and possession of an offensive weapon.
Soon afterwards, police spotted a vehicle that had been seen by the prison officers near to HMP Northward when they interrupted the suspect smuggler. Having reasons to suspect that the car, with two women inside, was connected to the illegal drug activity, officers searched the vehicle and recovered trace amounts of a substance suspected to be ganja.
The women, aged 23 and 22, both from George Town, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit an offence.
“Thanks to the good coordination between prison officers and police and the quick actions of police, we effectively responded to this incident and now three people are in custody,” said Daniel Greaves, Deputy Director of HMP Northward. “All attempts to smuggle contraband into this prison will not be tolerated and will be met with the same response.”