A PRISON officer is facing a corruption investigation after allegedly being caught with contraband and large sums of money at Long Bay jail on Friday morning.
The man fronted the Independent Commission Against Corruption on Monday after what is understood to be a long-running and ongoing investigation.
It is understood police and ICAC officers searched the officer's car and home and allegedly found $9000 in cash as well as illegal substances, believed to be either steroids or illicit drugs in pill form. It is also alleged they found several mobile phones.
It is the latest in a string of ICAC investigations into prison officers supplying contraband to inmates.
Last year, one officer, Sebastian Wade, was convicted of supplying drugs to inmates at John Morony prison. He had alleged bikies had threatened his family. The charges arose out of an ICAC investigation in 2010 which also made 14 recommendations to prevent similar behaviour in the future.
In 2004, officers were investigated over supplying contraband to inmates in Goulburn and Silverwater prisons.
A spokeswoman for Corrective Services said last night: "A correctional officer located at Long Bay has been suspended from duty due to alleged corrupt conduct. It's inappropriate to comment any further."
A spokeswoman for NSW Police said last night they did not have any record of charges being laid, but it was possible ICAC investigators would be laying the charges.
A spokeswoman for ICAC said they could not confirm or deny any current investigation.