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.