ACT Policing executed four search warrants on cells within the Alexander Maconochie Centre last night (Tuesday, May 13) following an extensive police operation into the suspected supply of drugs within the prison and the ACT.
Working closely with ACT Corrections officers, detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Crime Team executed the warrants around 7.30pm, systematically searching the cells of a number of detainees suspected to be involved.
The warrants resulted in the seizure of six mobile phones and an amount of suspected methylamphetamine and cannabis. Enquiries are ongoing and charges will be laid at a later date.
ACT Policing has been working in close cooperation with ACT Corrective Services and NSW Police throughout the investigation.
As a further link to this investigation, last night police executed a search warrant on a residence in Stirling and seized an amount of suspected methylamphetamine and various documents. A 22-year-old woman was arrested at the location for drug offences and will face court at a later date.
A further four people, two of whom are from Canberra, were arrested in Sydney by NSW Police and a trafficable quantity of drugs seized in connection with this operation.
(ACT Policing media release)