Authorities have allegedly seized more than $288,000 worth of contraband at Woodford Correctional Facility. Picture: File/Chris McCormack
Authorities have allegedly seized more than $288,000 worth of contraband at Woodford Correctional Facility. Picture: File/Chris McCormack

$288k drug seizure ‘biggest ever’ at jail

INTELLIGENCE officers have intercepted what may be their largest seizure of drugs ever in the Woodford Correctional Facility this week.

A visitor to the centre was allegedly caught with 721 suboxone strips, which are estimated to be worth around $288,400 if the haul managed to get inside the prison.

Intelligence officers at Woodford Correctional Facility allege the contraband was seized from a 37-year-old woman who was visiting on Monday.

Queensland Corrective Services said the haul could have caused significant risk to officers and prisoners.

The residents’ area at Woodford Correctional Facility. Picture: Chris McCormack
The residents’ area at Woodford Correctional Facility. Picture: Chris McCormack

Woodford Correctional Centre General Manager Scott Collins said the officers work diligently to thwart attempts of this nature.

"I commend our intelligence officers on their ongoing efforts, in conjunction with Queensland Police, to ensure the safety of our officers working in the centre," Mr Collins said.

"This is just one example of the work they do every day to keep our community safe, and ensure their colleagues on the front line remain safe.

"It is not worth the risk trying to smuggle contraband into our centre - you risk ending up in prison yourself," Mr Collins said.

The woman has been charged with one count of supply a dangerous drug to a correctional centre and is due to appear in the Caboolture Magistrate's Court.

Queensland Corrective Services said the offence carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment.

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