Tebogo Msimanga |
A Correctional Official based at St Albans Correctional facility, in the Eastern Cape Region, is currently behind bars having been caught red-handed attempting to hand over mandrax tablets to a remand detainee on Thursday, 30 December 2021.
Department of Correctional Services Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the police were called to the scene and a criminal case enrolled. “This arrest should act as a stern warning to delinquents dressed in brown uniform as they have no place in the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).”
The Acting National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale, has applauded the officials who were not hesitant to arrest one of their own and made it a point that the drug consignment is stopped.
Thobakgale stressed that the Department is resolute in its operations to clean-up and remove contrabands from correctional facilities around the country. “This bust further resonates with the ongoing Festive Season Security Operations aimed at achieving safer and secure correctional centres, and where the required safety standards are met.”