Suspected ganja thrown over prison fence

Prison staff at Northward found a package of suspected ganja inside the prison last week. It was apparently tossed over the perimeter’s double fences.

Director of Prisons Neil Lavis said the package contained nearly 2 pounds of what looked like ganja and a bottle containing what appeared to be Bailey’s Rum Cream.

The items were found behind the new vocational training area early Friday, 9 August, during a routine perimeter check, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the prison service.

According to the release, officers check the double fences and the surrounding areas at varying times each day.

Mr. Lavis said daily staff briefings emphasise the importance of being alert to the movement of contraband in all areas, including the entrance gate, on the cell blocks and in the general areas of the compound, as well as while monitoring the security cameras.

The items were turned over to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

The prison service pointed out that anyone found throwing contraband into a prison compound is liable to criminal prosecution.