New Zealand Labour Party

Meth ring under Serco’s nose

The news that two Serco inmates have been arrested for helping to run a methamphetamine ring from prison should be the final straw and see their contract cancelled, says Labour’s Corrections Spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

“National has stood by Serco despite everything that has happened, even saying their performance was ‘of the highest level.’

“But today’s revelations that two prisoners were allegedly helping to coordinate the drug ring from behind bars using smuggled cell phones shows that Serco has no control over their prison.

“Criminals are sent to prison to serve their time, not to run drug rings.

“This will add more pressure to ‘Serco’ Sam Lotu-Iiga who has been shown to have totally lost control of his prisons.

“The Government needs to stop being soft on Serco and cancel their contract. If the Minister doesn’t have the guts to do it he needs to go,” says Kelvin Davis

Contact: Kelvin Davis 027 476 9638