Correctional officer charged after allegedly smuggling tobacco into facility

A female correctional officer has been charged with corruption after allegedly smuggling tobacco into a Western Sydney facility for money.

The 40-year-old was arrested at the facility yesterday after she allegedly supplied the tobacco to an inmate around 11.00am.

“Police will allege in court the woman was paid to bring the tobacco into the facility for an inmate,” police said in a statement.


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She was taken to Riverstone Police Station where was charged with two counts of introduce contraband to a correctional centre and agent corruptly receive benefit.

The officer, who has now been dismissed, was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Monday 29 January 2018.

 

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