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Truckie caught allegedly smuggling contraband into NSW prison

A Corrective Services NSW employee has been charged after knives, tobacco and prescription medication were found in a vehicle in Sydney’s north-west.

Detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit have been investigating reports of corrupt activity by a Corrective Services employee.

Police will allege the 37-year-old man, who is employed as a truck driver for Corrective Services NSW, trafficked contraband into the facility for financial benefits from the family members of inmates.

Police seized two large hunting knives, about 65g of tobacco, a mobile phone, prescription medication, $3000 cash, ammunition and cannabis in his possession.

He has been suspended by Corrective Services NSW and was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Windsor Local Court on Thursday.

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NSW Police Corrective Services Investigation Unit Commander Detective Inspector Rob Hollows told Ray Hadley it’s a “tough gig”.

“Majority of the Corrective Service NSW employees do a great job. It’s only a few that ruin it for everyone else.”

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