Man charged with introducing contraband - Silverwater
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:24:33 PM
Police have charged a man with introducing contraband into a correctives centre after an ongoing operation.
In early 2017, police attached to the Corrective Services Investigation Unit began investigating the introduction of prohibited drugs and other contraband at a correctional centre in Silverwater.
On Tuesday 21 March 2017, police attended the centre and seized:
- 20 pouches of tobacco,
- 11 boxes of steroid tablets,
- 100 white tablets,
- 16 cigarette lighters,
- 7 boxes of rolling papers, and
- A smart phone and charger.
Following inquiries, on Wednesday 29 March 2017, a 44-year-old man who had been working as a correctional officer at the location was arrested.
The man was taken to Auburn Police Station where he was charged with three counts of introducing contraband into a correctional centre and two counts of agent corruptly receive benefit.
Police allege payments were made to a bank account in exchange for items being brought into the facility.
He has been given bail and will appear before Burwood Local Court on Thursday 27 April 2017.