Necessity Still Breeds Ingenuity - Archive of SQUALL MAGAZINE 1992-2006

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More Red faces at Group 4

Squall 11, Autumn 1995, pg. 12.

Group 4 Security, notorious for both losing prisoners placed under their guard and bashing road protesters, have suffered yet more embarrassment. This time they have lost a ship.

The Panamanian registered ‘Carla’ was being guarded by Group 4 security officers in southern Cyprus, after being impounded by an admiralty court. Detectives who launched an air and sea search suspect that a gang nicked the ship and may have taken it to Lebanon or Egypt.

Since 1992, Group 4 have lost eight prisoners and had one die in its custody. Now they’ve lost a ship. “It was not our fault,” said a Group 4 spokesman. Presumably, it just slipped out of their port.