Prison officer charged with drug trafficking
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Prison officer charged with drug trafficking

A Queensland custodial officer and a former prison employee have been accused of trafficking drugs after an investigation into allegations staff from a privately operated prison were involved in sourcing and supplying steroids

A Brisbane man and two men from Leichardt in Sydney's inner west were charged on Thursday afternoon and expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.

The men, including a custodial officer, were charged with drug offences and other serious offences following two raids in Leichardt, and Banyo, in Brisbane's north, by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

A 25-year-old Banyo man was charged with trafficking dangerous drugs, possession of a dangerous drug, unlawful possession of weapons, possession of property suspected of being proceeds of an offence and possessing a restricted item.

A 26-year-old Leichardt man, who is employed as a custodial officer, has been charged with trafficking dangerous drugs, possession of a dangerous drug and unlawful possession of weapons.

A 29-year-old Leichardt man, who is a former employee of a private operator has been charged with trafficking drugs, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of property suspected of being proceeds of an offence.

The trio was remanded in custody, to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

Jocelyn Garcia is a journalist at the Brisbane Times, covering breaking news.

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