You won’t believe what made it into this prision…

A hunting knife and an axe were among contraband items seized by Corrective Services NSW officers at a Hunter prison.

The contraband blitz resulted in five visitors being charged and seven prevented from entering Cessnock Correctional Centre.

During the search operation, officers assisted by contraband detection-dogs found items including:

  • 54 grams of cannabis
  • 2 grams of methamphetamine
  • 1 x glass smoking implement
  • 11.5 grams of tobacco
  • 21 syringes
  • 1 x axe
  • 1 x hunting knife
  • 2 x pocket knives

Some of the items were retrieved from visitor vehicles.