Saint Lucia — A quantity of drugs was discovered in the vagina of a Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) officer on Sunday afternoon, April 12, police and prison sources have confirmed.
The officer, a mother of three from La Pointe, Mon Repos, is currently detained at the Dennery Police Station after a quantity of hashish, wrapped in two clear plastic bags – each the size of a middle finger – were removed from her vagina. She was reportedly wearing a sanitary napkin, possibly to shadow suspicions, according to investigators.
She is expected to be charged on Monday, April 13.
Inspector Burton Deterville, head of the Drug Unit, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the discovery was made at about 3:40 p.m. following a routine body search shortly after the prison officer arrived at work.
Deterville said all prison officers are subjected to a routine search when they arrive at work. He said female prison officers are usually “frisked” but on this occasion the officer received a “body cavity search” based on intelligence received.
“We don’t do body cavity searches unless there is a reason to or we received intelligence,” the Drug Unit chief pointed out.
Deterville said initially the female officer refused to be searched. She instead requested to be taken to the hospital, where a doctor and a female officer discovered the drugs in her vagina and had it removed.
Other reliable sources have told SNO that prison officials have long suspected the prison officer of drug smuggling.
“We knew about her activities but we never caught her, until today,” the source said. “She is known to the police. Her house has been searched several times.”
It is alleged that her boyfriend is an ex convict who was arrested for firearm possession in Martinique.
More details soon.