Two charged over conspiracy to traffic contraband into gaol, NSW

A Corrective Services NSW employee and the partner of an inmate have been charged following a police investigation into the trafficking of contraband into a Central West correctional facility, NSW Police say.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Corrective Services Investigation Unit established Strike Force Balanada to investigate the introduction of contraband into correctional facilities.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives arrested a 36-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman at Eastwood just after 11pm yesterday (Wednesday 11 July 2018).

Following the arrests, police seized suboxone strips (buprenorphine) strips.

The Dubbo man was taken to Parramatta Police Station and charged with three counts of agent corruptly receive benefit, agent corruptly solicit benefit, and drug supply.

The Guildford woman was taken to Ryde Police Station and charged with two counts of corruptly give/offer to agent benefit, and drug supply.

Police will allege in court the man, who is a Corrective Services NSW employee, met with the woman, who is the partner of an inmate, to collect items to be introduced into the correctional facility in exchange for money.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 8 August 2018.

The man’s employment with Corrective Services NSW has been suspended.

She was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Monday 30 July 2018.

Police are urging anyone with information about the introduction of contraband into Correctives Services facilities to call Crime Stoppers.

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