Lock down at Port-of-Spain Jail …”PRISONS OFFICER IN COURT”

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Another prisons officer is before the courts.

Nigel Marshall, 45, who has 15 years’ service, was granted $70,000 bail on Friday to cover charges of misbehaviour in public office and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Marshall appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court and was not called upon to plead.

Marshall was arrested on January 23, and will reappear in court on March 28.

Marshall’s arrest came after a lock down of the Port of Spain prison by both police and prison officers during a cell to cell search exercise.
Lockers assigned to prison officers were also searched.

The exercise was led by Ag ACP Radcliffe Boxill and including officers of the Guard and Emergency Branch, Inter-Agency Task Force, Port of Spain CID and the Canine Branch.

During the exercise, contraband items including 35 packets of cigarettes, 69 packets of wrapping paper and one cellphone and charger, were discovered along with 660 grammes of marijuana.

Marshall is one of several prisons officers before the courts charged with a series of offences.

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Nigel Marshall

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