There are questions tonight about whether there was a plot to help a high-risk prisoner escape from behind prison walls.
CNC3 news understands the prisoner who has been linked to several high profile matters, including murder and fraud was almost taken out of prison for a court date that had been moved.
Could this have led to a tightening of security around the Port-of-Spain prison this afternoon?
The prison's commissioner says today's search was routine.
Reporter Ria Rambally has the details.