Thursday 22 August, 2019

Rambharat: Efforts ongoing to recapture prison escapees

The jailbreak by eight prisoners from the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca on Wednesday remains a sensitive matter at this time.

Responding to a question in the Senate just hours after the daring escape regarding the circumstances which led to said occurrence, Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat said the matter was very recent and all efforts are underway to locate the escapees. 

Answering on behalf of National Security Minister Stuart Young, Rambharat said it would not be prudent to discuss anything relating to the circumstances of the escape. 

He assured that Young would, at the appropriate time provide the public with the necessary details in the matter.

Rambharat stressed that all arms of national security are working to recover the escaped prisoners. 

In the latest update from police on Wednesday night, five of the escaped eight had been recaptured. 

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