​Six charged in contraband blitz

Visitors to the State's Correctional Centres have been put on notice after six people were charged during a state-wide contraband blitz on the weekend.

Four women and two men have been charged with bringing drugs, mobile phones and accessories into NSW Correctional Centres following a security operation by Corrective Services NSW officers and K9 sniffer dogs.

Corrective Services NSW Security Operations Group conducted visitor searches at Goulburn, Cessnock, Long Bay, Bathurst and Mid North Coast Correctional Centres.

Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin said the operation demonstrated how visitors risk criminal charges by trying to smuggle banned goods to inmates.

"Any contraband that enters the prison environment – including illegal and prescription drugs – presents a major risk to the health, safety and security of inmates," Mr Severin said.

"This operation shows visitors trying to bring in contraband will be caught and face criminal charges as well as being refused entry."

Corrections Minister David Elliott said Corrective Services NSW has never been more serious about preventing contraband from entering prisons and visitors can be guaranteed specialist search teams are a regular presence through rolling operations at Centres around the State.