An 18-year-old inmate was found with 92 grams of cannabis (marijuana) stashed in his underwear. The bust was made around 10:30 hrs Sunday at the Lusignan Prison, ECD.
The inmate, who is from Albouystown, is serving a sentence for the offence robbery under arms.
It is said that the teenage inmate was labouring in the prison farm, when a Prison Training Instructor (PTI) observed the said prisoner/inmate acting in a suspicious manner.
As a result, the PTI conducted a search on the prisoner where two brownish plastic parcels were found in the inmate’s underwear.
Commander for Regional Division 4’C’, Senior Superintendent Khali Pareshram said the Police were summoned and the said parcels handed over to a rank. The parcel was checked in the presence of the inmate and the PTI where a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis was seen.
The cannabis was weighed and amounted to 92 grams.
When told of the allegation, the inmate admitted to same and was cautioned.