National Security Ministry working to recapture escaped prisoners
From early this morning (Wednesday 15th May, 2019), the Ministry of National Security was briefed by the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on the escape of prisoners from the Prisons at Golden Grove, Arouca.
The various arms of the National Security Ministry are working together to recapture the escaped prisoners. This effort is ongoing and updates will be provided by the Prison Service and the Police Service as appropriate.
Anyone with information should provide same immediately to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
As part of the operations, a National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL) helicopter that was being utilized in the search, experienced technical difficulties whilst inflight and made a “hard landing”. Fortunately there were no fatalities and no serious injuries to those on board the helicopter.
The manhunt for the escapees will continue under the supervision and leadership of the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
We at the Ministry of National Security look forward to the successful recapture of the escaped prisoners.