WEAPONS AND DRUGS SEIZED FROM ATTEMPTED PRISON SMUGGLINGS

Corrective Services have seized drugs, weapons and alcohol from visitors attempting to smuggle contraband into Cessnock Correctional Centre.

Elite Special Operations officers, aided by K-9 unit dogs, targeted visitors and their vehicles over the weekend.

Amongst other items, syringes, a butterfly knife, a throwing knife, two ‘ice’ smoking pipes, a quantity of ‘ice’, a pick handle, and a cattle prod were seized.

The items were found hidden in a woman’s pants, concealed in a glove box and handbag, and hidden behind a skip bin.

Visitors caught bringing banned items to correctional centres face penalties of up to two years imprisonment, in addition to drug-related criminal charges.

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