Countless people go to jail for drug-related offences. Being in prison, however, doesn’t seem to stop them from indulging in their favourite habit, if a report for The Queensland Times by Adam Davies about continuing drug busts in jails in Ipswich is to be believed.
Drug busts at three largest Queensland jails
Over the past two years, more than 500 drug busts took place at the three largest jails in Queensland, namely Arthur Gorrie, Brisbane Women’s and Wolston Correctional Centres. Syringes, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs and buprenorphine, which is used to help people to withdraw from heroin and methadone dependence, are among the most commonly seized items in the three jails. Cocaine, meth, ecstasy and heroin have also been confiscated from a number of Brisbane Women’s inmates.
Kudos to the Queensland Corrective Services for all those drug busts, but the question remains: How did they get into the prison areas in the first place? While they are already doing a good job as evidenced by all those hundreds of seizures, the fact that prisoners and drug dealers are likely to take extreme measures just to smuggle all these substances into prisons means there might still be some ways of smuggling the contraband they haven’t discovered yet.
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