Saturday 30 May, 2020

Woman caught attempting to smuggle ammunition into prison

A 33-year-old woman is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate on Wednesday after a round of live ammunition was found in her shoes.

The woman, went to the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca to visit a 32-year-old inmate who is a Jamaican national and is currently serving a 24-month sentence for larceny.

At around 2 pm on Tuesday, during a routine search, she was stopped and the 9mm round was found hidden in her shoes.

As a result, the woman was immediately detained and officers from the Arouca Police Station responded.


Editor's note: The story has been amended to reflect that the inmate being visited, not the woman, is a Jamaican national. 

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