Just after 6AM this morning, 15 July, Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service informed police that a prison officer, working at HMP Northward, had been searched and packages of ganja were found on him. Police officers attended the prison and the 40-year-old-man of Bodden Town was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply and other drug related offences.
“I can confirm that a prison officer was arrested today at HMP Northward. The matter is now the subject of criminal investigation and therefore it would not be prudent to comment further at this time”. Says Mr. Steve Barrett, Director of Prisons.
Following the arrest, police officers conducted a search of the man’s residence in Bodden Town. During the search, a further quantity of ganja was recovered.
A police investigation has been launched into this incident.