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Vigilant officers lead to gel blaster seizure

March 3 2023

Vigilant supervision and monitoring of offenders subject to the Dangerous Prisoner (Sexual Offender) Act (DPSOA) has led to the location of a gel blaster at the Wacol contingency housing precinct.

Director of the High Risk Offender Management Unit, Superintendent Cassandra Cowie ACM said that vigilant Queensland Corrective Services officers identified an alleged security threat against the precinct and contacted police.

“As a result of the good work by these officers, Queensland Police undertook a targeted search on a house at the contingency precinct on Thursday evening, during which a gel blaster was located and seized,” Supt Cowie said.

“Investigations into the incident are continuing, with Queensland Corrective Services assisting police.

“Queensland has the most stringent legislation on post-release supervision of serious sexual offenders of any State in Australia, with offenders subject to individual supervision orders which may include electronic monitoring, curfews, substance testing and restrictions around internet usage and movement in the community.

“Additionally, there are strict rules for residents at the contingency housing, which is presently undergoing significant security upgrades, including new fencing, upgraded CCTV coverage and an increased officer presence.

“This is a good example of the work undertaken by our officers every day to protect the community and ensure these offenders abide by their supervision orders,” Supt Cowie said.