Cayman: Contraband Confiscated In Corrections Crackdown

Continued vigilance and a pro-active stance have paid off at Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS), by keeping drugs and other contraband from making its way inside the prison walls.

Just weeks after an officer with HMCIPS stopped an intruder that had thrown a large quantity of marijuana over the prison’s fence, a recent inspection ended in the discovery of illicit items at the prison.

On Sunday, 5 March 2017 a female visitor was arrested after prison officers learned she was trying to smuggle around one pound of marijuana inside.

In the same day, a cell phone was also confiscated from an inmate after a search was carried out by a prison officer.

“We have zero tolerance when it comes to preventing drugs or any kind of prohibited materials from entering the prison,” Prison Director Neil Lavis says. “We have taken the necessary precautions and increased our surveillance throughout. We have also increased our success rate in the discovery of illicit items by detecting the ways it’s transported into the prison, and how it’s being concealed once inside.”
Source: Corrections Crackdown: Contraband Confiscated – The Ministry of Home Affairs

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