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Former soldier, convicted for drug trafficking, escapes from prison

John Lambert

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Sunday morning escaped from the Lusignan Prison, police said.

The escapee has been identified as 24-year-old John Lambert of 158 North Haslington, East Coast Demerara.

He was serving a four-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

Police said Lambert scaled the eastern fence of ‘holding bay 3’ at the Lusignan Prison at about 3:39 am on Sunday.

Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that may lead to the recapture of the escapee, to contact the police on 229-2750 or 229-2019.