POLICE have charged a man with introducing contraband into a correctives centre after an ongoing operation.
The correctional officer, who was working at a correctional centre in Silverwater, has been charged with three counts of introducing contraband into a correctional centre and two counts of agent corruptly receive benefit.
In early 2017, police attached to the Corrective Services Investigation Unit began investigating the introduction of prohibited drugs and other contraband at a correctional centre in Silverwater.
On Tuesday, March 21, police attended the centre and allegedly seized 20 pouches of tobacco, 11 boxes of steroid tablets, 100 white tablets, 16 cigarette lighters, 7 boxes of rolling papers, and a smart phone and charger.
Following inquiries, on Wednesday, March 29, a 44-year-old man who had been working as a correctional officer at the location was arrested.
The man was taken to Auburn Police Station where he was charged with three counts of introducing contraband into a correctional centre and two counts of agent corruptly receive benefit.
Police allege payments were made to a bank account in exchange for items being brought into the facility.
He has been given bail.