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Major contraband finds at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre

Queensland Corrective Services’ prison intelligence have thwarted plans to introduce a significant amount of drugs and other prohibited items into Borallon Training and Correctional Centre on two separate occasions.

The first of the contraband seizures occurred on April 6 where officers located several items including Buprenorphine, mobile phones, chargers, multiple tools among many other prohibited items during a search in the Residential area of the correctional centre.

The second contraband intercept happened, almost a month later, on May 9, where officers and the elite QCS Dog Squad located more 600 Suboxone strips valued at more than $200,000.

Queensland Corrective Services Deputy Commissioner Gary McCahon praised Custodial Correctional officers for their vigilance and hard work.

“This intercept is an example of our officers’ commitment and capability in protecting the safety of staff working on the frontline, the community, and prisoners,” Deputy Commissioner McCahon said.

“We’ve got a zero-tolerance approach to the introduction of drugs into correctional centres and anyone who tries to bring contraband into correctional centres will be caught.

“Our officers who work in prison intelligence do a tremendous amount of work to ensure the safety and security of our prisons and I want to thank them for foiling plans of those who want to disrupt that good order.”

General Manager of Borallon Training and Correctional Centre Susan Burley echoed DC McCahon’s sentiments.

“Correctional centres are controlled environments for a reason and introducing illicit substances and prohibited items endangers the safety of our officers, visitors and prisoners,” Chief Superintendent Burley said.

“Contraband has absolutely no place at our centres and I want to thank all of our officers for their hard work and thorough searches for finding these prohibited items.”

The matter is currently being investigated by Queensland Police Service Corrective Services Investigation Unit.