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Australia Bunbury prison full lockdown as raid nets 'significant quantity' of drugs

05:55  06 november  2019
05:55  06 november  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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a sign on the side of the road: Bunbury Regional Prison remains in full lockdown as a raid continues. ()© Provided by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Bunbury Regional Prison remains in full lockdown as a raid continues. () Prison authorities are continuing a detailed search of a prison in Western Australia's South West following the discovery of a significant amount of illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Staff at Bunbury Regional Prison found "a crystalline substance", leaf material, and as yet unknown fluid, needles, and syringes in a metal pipe in the prison's workshop, prompting the raid that began on Saturday.

Police dogs, Special Operations and the Drug Detection Unit have also been deployed to continue the search.

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A second quantity of drugs and contraband has since been discovered.

WA's Corrective Services Commissioner Tony Hassall said the prison will remain under full lockdown as the search continues.

"We will continue to deploy all resources available to conduct random and targeted searches and drug testing in the prison," Commissioner Hassall said.

"There will be consequences for prisoners or any person found to have been involved in the supply and distribution of illicit drugs."

Commissioner Hassall said the department's professional standards unit were already onsite to determine how the illicit products were bought in to the prison.

"We will take any action that we need to as a result of that investigation," the commissioner said.

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