Fourth person charged after contraband investigation at correctional centre in Sydney’s north-west

Detectives have charged a fourth person as part of an ongoing investigation into the introduction of contraband at a correctional facility in Sydney’s north-west earlier this month.

In May this year, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit commenced an investigation under Strike Force Cantrill following reports of corrupt activity by a male Corrective Services employee.

So far during the investigation, officers have charged a 37-year-old man, who is employed as a corrective services truck driver, as well as a 35-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man.

All three remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, strike force investigators arrested a 37-year-old male inmate at a correctional facility at Silverwater earlier today (Tuesday 14 July 2020).

He was charged with corruptly give/offer to give agent benefit, supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity), supply prohibited drug and knowingly direct activities of criminal group.

It will be alleged in court that the man was involved in organising the trafficking of contraband into a facility in Sydney’s north-west.

The man was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Penrith Local Court via AVL today.

Investigations under Strike Force Cantrill are continuing.

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