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A prison guard incarcerated in France and charged with passive bribery

Edem Effiom

Feb. 14, 2020

A prison supervisor at Ducos prison in Martinique was indicted for passive bribery this Thursday, February 13, 2020.
The 47-year-old official was taken into police custody on Tuesday by the gendarmerie as part of an investigation opened several months ago following several denunciations received by the management of the prison center.
During his arrest, the gendarmes discovered in his vehicle, two mobile phones wrapped in cellophane. The suspect admitted during his custody that, since 2017, for remuneration, he had delivered cell phones and cannabis to several detainees.
Presented before a magistrate Thursday, the supervisor was indicted for ” passive bribery of persons depositing public authority, drug-related offenses and unlawful surrender to detainee by person responsible for monitoring detainees ”
Incurring a sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment; the officer was placed in pre-trial detention in France. Three other people were taken into custody as part of this investigation. The 33-year-old is accused of having supplied the prison warden with drugs for personal consumption. The second, 37, a former detainee at the Ducos prison, is accused of having asked the prison supervisor to introduce cell phones for his benefit. and the last, aged 22, a former partner of an inmate at the Ducos prison, is accused of having supplied the prison warden with drugs and alcohol for the purpose of handing over to his imprisoned companion.
They are placed under judicial control but not incarcerated specifies the public prosecutor Renaud Gaudel.
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