Illawarra Newsroom

Woman accused of supplying contraband to South Coast prisoner

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A woman has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of contraband into a correctional facility on the South Coast by a Corrective Services NSW officer.

Last month, detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit established Strike Force Draymar to investigate reports of corrupt activity by a male Corrective Services employee.

As part of their investigations, detectives charged a 50-year-old man, who is a Corrective Services NSW officer, earlier this week. He remains before the courts.

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Following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 32-year-old woman at a home in Greenacre about 2pm yesterday .

Shortly after, strike force investigators, with assistance from the Dog Unit, executed a search warrant at the home and seized $3000 cash, prescription medication, prohibited drugs and mobile phones.

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The woman was taken to Bankstown Police Station, where she was charged with nine offences including;

supply prohibited drug,supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity x2),

supply specified substance otherwise than by wholesale,

corruptly give/offer to agent,possess prohibited drug,

participate criminal group contribute criminal activity,

knowingly deal with proceeds of crime, and

not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19.

Police will allege in court that the woman supplied contraband – including prohibited drugs – to a Corrective Services NSW officer to be passed on to an inmate at a correctional facility in Nowra.

The woman was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

Investigations under Strike Force Draymar are continuing.

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