Three females have been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs and flammable material into the police custody suites at the Police Headquarters on Bridge Street, Castries on Sunday, August 10.
The females, aged 16, 17 and 18, are from the communities of La Clery and Morne Fortune.
Sources say the teenagers were visiting an inmate at the detention facility at about 4 p.m. when they were searched. A quantity of marijuana and a box of match were discovered.
This is the third case in recent times in which persons have been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs to inmates.
– 59-year-old Martha Neneirre of Rockhall, Castries was arrested by Bordelais Correctional Facility officers on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 during a routine search of visitors to the facility. During the search, the officers discovered a quantity of plant material suspected to be cannabis in her side-bag. She was charged for possession of a controlled drug and possession with the intent to supply a controlled drug.
– Altius Tisson from Gardette, Dennery, but living at La Tourney, Vieux Fort, was arrested on Tuesday, July 22 and charged for the possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis. Sources alleged that Tisson attempted to throw six small parcels of marijuana over the perimeter fence of Bordelais Correctional Facility at about 12:15 p.m. on the same day he was arrested. However, he was spotted by prison officers. The perpetrator attempted to escape, dropping the drugs and his cell phone. However, he was caught and taken to the Dennery Police Station.