(LOOP TT) – A prison officer was caught attempting to smuggle contraband items into the Maximum Security Prison in Arouca on Wednesday night.

The prison office, who had 23 years of service was arrested around 8.55 pm while trying to enter the compound.

In a combined effort between the Prisons authorities and the Arouca CID, the officer was subjected to a search.

He was found to be carrying 1,000 cigarettes, two scales, two cellular phones, and other electronic items.

The officer was arrested in connection with the find.

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