A prison officer with over 22 years of service has been arrested at the Golden Grove Prison after being found with contraband items. The arrest took place around 10.35 yesterday. A statement by the Prisons Service says during a random search, the officer was found to be in possession of several packets of sealed cigarettes as well as 50 packets of wrapping paper. He was subsequently handed over to the Arouca Police. During a search of the officer’s vehicle, police found four mobile phones which were confiscated. The officer was taken to the Arouca Police Station where charges are expected to be laid Acting Commissioner of Prisons Dane Clarke applauded the ongoing vigilance and efficiency of the dedicated officers who continue to hold the service in high esteem, a statement of the Prison Service said. The statement said measures had been implemented which were designed to apprehend and convict people who were intent on bringing the service into disrepute.