Prison warden arrested for drugs in eMalahleni

His bulging trouser pockets made a supervisor at the prison suspicious.

A 58-year-old correctional services prison warden in eMalahleni has been charged with possession of drugs after drugs worth R15 000 were allegedly found on him.

According to police, the man was arrested on Wednesday after his supervisor visited him at the Paxton Prison gate and became suspicious when he saw the man’s trouser pockets were filled with something.

Captain Eddie Hall, Witbank police spokesperson, says their investigation is continuing to determine whether the drugs were destined for inmates inside Paxton Prison.

The man made a brief court appearance yesterday where his case was postponed until Monday.

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