Corrective services officer charged after being paid to smuggle contraband into facility

A Corrective Services NSW officer has been charged following an investigation into the introduction of contraband into a correctional facility in Sydney’s east.

In July 2019, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit established Strike Force Perri to investigate the introduction of contraband by a male corrections officer.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a 27-year-old man at a correctional facility in Sydney’s east about 10.30am today (Friday 8 November 2019).

The man was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with holder of public office misconduct, agent corruptly receive benefit, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

Police will allege in court that the man, who is a Corrective Services NSW employee, trafficked about 45 packages – including mobile phones, tobacco, methylamphetamine and steroids – into the facility’s hospital in return for financial rewards of up to $12,000 from family members of inmates.

The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on Wednesday 18 December 2019.

He has been suspended by Corrective Services NSW.

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