With three of the eight prisoners who escaped from the Golden Grove Prison Remand Yard between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning still on the run, Tobago police remain on heightened alert.
Guardian Media understands that round the clock exercises will be conducted at the Scarborough Port, Arthur NR Robinson International Airport in Crown Point and coastal areas throughout the island in order to apprehend any of the remaining escapees if they attempt to board a ferry, aircraft or pirogue destined for Tobago.
T&T Coast Guard officials are also said to be on high alert, while police officers will be conducting surveillance and coastal patrols.
Snr Supt for Tobago Jeffery George told Guardian Media the initiative is a joint effort.
“Tobago Police Division along with other stakeholders, the private security industry, the Airports Authority, Port Authority, to try and seal off those entry points to prevent these escapees from reaching Tobago. We are also patrolling the coastal areas to ensure they do not come by pirogue,” George said.
During yesterday’s hunt for the escapees, however, two men from Central Trinidad were arrested on outstanding warrants as they disembarked a ferry at the Scarborough Port.
- Casandra Thompson-Forbes. Photo by Abraham Diaz.