A Prison Officer attached to the New Amsterdam Prison is now in Police custody. He is being investigated for his involvement with 1032 grams of suspended marijuana and 39 packs of cigarettes found in the prison.
From video evidence gathered the suspect was seen in possession of the parcels that came over the prison fence. The officer then conspired with prisoners to secure same in the prison kitchen.
A middle manager, acted on information received and caused a search to be conducted. The items were then discovered. In a telephone interview, Director of Prison, Gladwin Samules said the suspect admitted his involvement in the crime. According to him, the items were to be delivered to a specific prisoner. He has been hanged over to the Police along with the items.