TNN has received word of two inmates currently being held in custody at allegedly being caught in possession of a large quantity of suspected illegal drugs.
The drug packages were said to have been discovered on the prisoners upon their return to the Dockyard institution after they had appeared at the Supreme Court during the monthly arraignment session.
Indications were that the contraband had been retrieved by the suspects from inside the court’s holdings cell area and was discovered by prison authorities when the men were strip-searched upon arrival back at Westgate, with the pair believed to have strapped the drugs to their bodies.
Ironically, the situation took place on a day when several high ranking security Intel officers were all at Supreme Court that morning.
Rumours exist that authorities were tipped tip off regarding the move, with an extensive search of the vehicle carrying the inmates taking place near Sallyport when the truck arrived.
It is apparent policy for inmates to be searched prior to leaving court, however it appears they were able to evade being caught during the initial search.
Prison officials are said to be currently investigating the incident, with additional information received by TNN noting there to have been a hole in a screen attached to the holding cell, which may have been accessed by an outside entity to place the drugs inside.
Additionally, it is reported that security levels have being heightened at the facility as a result of the seizure.
Stay tuned to TNN for updates on this Breaking Story.
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