Queensland Corrective Service has recorded what maybe its biggest ever contraband seizure, with intelligence officers intercepting 721 suboxone strips from a visitor to Woodford Correctional Centre last week.
It will be alleged the drugs were seized from a 37-year-old woman on Monday as a result of ongoing work by intelligence officers at WCC.
She was charged with 1x Supply a Dangerous Drug to a Correctional Centre and received a notice to appear in Caboolture magistrate’s court. This offence carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment.
Woodford Correctional Centre General Manager Scott Collins said the haul of suboxone strips was worth an estimated $288,400 if it had made its way into prison, and could have caused significant risk to our officers and prisoners alike.
“The introduction of contraband, particularly drugs, is a significant risk to the safety and security of our centre, and our officers work diligently to thwart attempts of this nature,” Mr Collins said.
“I commend our intelligence officers on their ongoing efforts, in conjunction with Queensland Police, to ensure the safety of our officers working in the centre.
“This is just one example of the work they do every day to keep our community safe, and ensure their colleagues on the front line remain safe.
‘It is not worth the risk trying to smuggle contraband into our centre – you risk ending up in prison yourself,” Mr Collins said.