THREE women will face court after raids across prisons statewide allegedly caught them attempting to smuggle contraband inside.
Corrections NSW said the women had been caught with drugs stuffed inside their bras.
A male visitor was also intercepted with four balloons of tobacco stuffed inside his socks at Goulburn.
Security Operations Group swept through Cessnock, Silverwater Women’s and Goulburn prisons as part of the raids.
Minister for Corrections David Elliott said it was a reminder to visitors they would be caught and penalised if they attempted to introduce contraband to jails.
“I’m absolutely appalled that this weekend’s searches resulted in four visitors facing charges of attempting to smuggle contraband into a correctional centre – essentially placing the lives of our staff at risk,” Mr Elliott said.
“Intelligence officers at each centre monitor 24/7 for suspicious behaviour and this, combined with the detection skills of our SOG officers and K9 team, means that if you break the law you will be caught.”
In total the raids uncovered four mobile phones, three SIM cars, 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, seven buprenorphine strips, more than 268 kilograms of tobacco and 36 Xanax tablets.
Corrections NSW commissioner Peter Severin praised the work of officers for preventing the contraband from being smuggled into the centres.