Improvised weapons unearthed during Mazaruni Prison raid
Smuggling of prohibited items has been a perennial problem within the prison system, and this is compounded by the fact that both prison and police officers are facilitating the illegal trade.
During a six-hour search conducted by ranks of the joint services on Monday at the Mazaruni Prison, several prohibited items were unearthed.
Among the items were 23 nails, 22 bottles of pepper sauce, six razor blades, eight lighters, two metal spoons, 14 improvised weapons, four pieces of wire, four bottles of homemade wine, one nail clip, one transformer, one knife, four pieces of rope, one SIM card, one USB, one tweezer, one glass, 13 improvised smoking utensils, one earpiece, one metal fork, 24 disposable blades and one carved out bible use to hide a cellphone.
About two weeks ago, an early morning raid at the New Amsterdam Prison by members of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Prison Service unearthed several items such as cellphones, a Rambo knife, shaving set, improvised weapons, phone chargers, metal spoons and a 27 razor blades among others.