Correctives officer charged after allegedly smuggling tobacco into prison

A Correctives Services officer has been charged with corruption after two inmates allegedly paid him to smuggle tobacco into a prison in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The 50-year-old man was arrested by police at the facility just before 2.30pm on Tuesday.

“Following a search of the premises, correctional officers located and seized tobacco and cigarette lighters,” NSW Police said in a statement.


Officers will allege in court that the man was paid to bring the tobacco into the facility for two inmates.

The officer, who has now been suspended, has been charged with unlawfully deliver or attempt to deliver anything to inmate, and two counts of agent corruptly receive benefit.

He is due to appear at Waverley Local Court on Wednesday 4 July.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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