•   
  •   

AustraliaWhat's wrong with this card? Prison guards seize seemingly innocent love letter and find secret stash of drugs that would sell for $2,400 behind bars

04:00  12 june  2019
04:00  12 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

K-pop stars BTS play historic Wembley sell-out show

K-pop stars BTS play historic Wembley sell-out show Boy band BTS have become the first Korean act to play at Wembley after selling out their first night in 90 minutes. The seven-member K-pop group played to a packed stadium of 60,000 fans on Saturday night as part of their LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF stadium world tour. © Other BTS' first night at Wembley sold out in 90 minutes Performing hits including Not Today, IDOL, and FAKE LOVE, the concert was streamed live across the globe, as well as beamed to theatres all across Japan. On Friday, fans also flocked to Piccadilly Circus just to see an advertisement by the band for Hyundai on the famous LED screens.

What's wrong with this card? Prison guards seize seemingly innocent love letter and find secret stash of drugs that would sell for $2,400 behind bars© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A card (pictured) reading 'thinking of you' was sent to a woman in Silverwater jail in western Sydney Drugs are being smuggled into prisons inside greetings cards.

A card reading 'thinking of you' was sent to a woman in Silverwater jail in western Sydney.

Guards became suspicious when they noticed the spine of the card was slightly detached.

What's wrong with this card? Prison guards seize seemingly innocent love letter and find secret stash of drugs that would sell for $2,400 behind bars© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Guards became suspicious when they noticed the spine of the card (pictured) was slightly detached

They dismantled it and found 12 strips of bupe, a powerful opioid prescribed to replace heroin.

Four charged, $9m of drugs seized in NSW

Four charged, $9m of drugs seized in NSW Four men will face a NSW court after police busted their secret lab in the Southern Highlands and seized a large quantity of drugs, including cocaine.

One strip of bube, which users place on their tongues or smoke, can sell for $200 behind bars.

Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre Governor Paula Quarrie said guards found 12 buprenorphine strips, weighing 0.6g.

Photos of Julian Assange behind bars taken by fellow prisoner on smuggled phone show he's had a sharp haircut as lag who took them says WikiLeaks founder is well liked by inmates

Photos of Julian Assange behind bars taken by fellow prisoner on smuggled phone show he's had a sharp haircut as lag who took them says WikiLeaks founder is well liked by inmates New photos show Wikileaks founder in jail talking to fellow inmates in Belmarsh prison where he is serving a 50-week term before his possible extradition to the USA.

'Someone was thinking of this inmate in completely the wrong way,' she said.

'My staff did a great job to locate these drugs before they could get into the wrong hands.'

In recent weeks guards have seized four such greetings cards at Long Bay, Lithgow and Dillwynia correctional centres.

What's wrong with this card? Prison guards seize seemingly innocent love letter and find secret stash of drugs that would sell for $2,400 behind bars
What's wrong with this card? Prison guards seize seemingly innocent love letter and find secret stash of drugs that would sell for $2,400 behind bars
What's wrong with this card? Prison guards seize seemingly innocent love letter and find secret stash of drugs that would sell for $2,400 behind bars

Last year guards in New South Wales found 100 letters or cards with drugs inside.

Bupe was the most common drug seized, more popular than amphetamines or marijuana.

Police seize car believed relevant to Jarrod Turner alleged murder in dawn raid

Police seize car believed relevant to Jarrod Turner alleged murder in dawn raid Dawn raids on a number of properties around Hobart this morning net firearms, drugs and a vehicle police believe is relevant to the shooting murder of young father Jarrod Turner in April. Police said the "arrests and charges are in addition to a 23-year-old Glenorchy woman and a 23-year-old Gagebrook woman who have previously been charged in early April with drug trafficking in relation to this operation".

Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin said drugs must be kept out of prisons to help inmates.

'It's important that inmates stay in touch with families and friends through letters, but this kind of behaviour jeopardises their chances of rehabilitation,' he said.

In some instances, the contents of letters are handed to NSW Police for investigation.

The sender's name and return address are fake in the majority of cases.

What's wrong with this card? Prison guards seize seemingly innocent love letter and find secret stash of drugs that would sell for $2,400 behind bars© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin said drugs must be kept out of prisons to help inmates. Pictured: The stash of bupe that was found in the card

Recent contraband finds in NSW

• Five bupe strips secreted behind a tracking sticker on an Express Post envelope sent to an inmate at Long Bay Correctional Complex;

• Five bupe strips were located in a homemade greeting card sent to an inmate at Lithgow Correctional Centre;

• Twelve bupe stripes were located in the side seams of an Express Post envelope sent to an inmate at Dillwynia Correctional Centre; and

• Two bupe strips were located in an envelope sent to an inmate at Dillwynia Correctional Centre.

Read more

Man accused of killing Hervey Bay woman to remain behind bars.
Jason Cooper has been charged with manslaughter, interfering with a corpse and stealing. No application was made for bail and he was remanded in custody to appear in court again on July 22. © 9News Jason Cooper was extradited from Bendigo to Brisbane. Ms Francis was last seen in October when she visited a family member in Hervey Bay Hospital Battling alcohol and drug addiction, Ms Francis weighed just 40kg and had been in and out of rehab.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!