A manhunt has been launched for a former soldier, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) this morning.

The escapee has been identified as 24-year-old John Lambert of 158 North Haslington, ECD. Director of Prisons (ag) Kevin Pilgrim confirmed that the former Guyana Defence Force rank broke out of Holding Bay three around 03:39 hrs this morning.

The Guyana Standard has been informed that the escapee was serving a four-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

Anyone with information of the whereabouts of Lambert can contact 229-2750, 229-2019 or the nearest police station.


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