Correctional officer charged after attempting to smuggle contraband into facility

A correctional officer will face court today charged following an investigation into the introduction of contraband into a correctional facility on the state’s Mid-North Coast.

In June, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit (CSIU), commenced an investigation following reports a male correctional officer was attempting introduce contraband into the facility where he worked.

About 1.30pm on Wednesday 10 June 2020, detectives attended a correctional facility at West Kempsey and spoke with a 32-year-old man.

Following further inquiries, the man was charged with unlawfully bring or attempt to bring anything into place of detention.

The man was issued with a Court Attendance Notice to appear at Kempsey Local Court today (Monday 17 August 2020).

The probationary correctional officer is currently suspended from duty.

The Robbery and Serious Crime Squad’s Corrective Services Investigations Unit (CSIU), works closely with Corrective Services NSW to investigate matters of corruption and other illegal activity in NSW correctional facilities.

Anyone with information regarding corruption or criminal activity within NSW correctional facilities is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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