Prison

Police will allege that on March 26, the 72-year-old Thornlie man, who has 37 years of experience with the Department of Corrective Services (DCS), met with another person at Crown Perth and paid $100,000 as a downpayment for 1kg of methamphetamine.

Police allegedly recovered further evidence and assets after searching properties linked to criminal syndicate members based in Perth.

The man was charged with conspiracy to supply a prohibited drug and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

A 48-year-old Thornlie woman was charged with conspiracy to supply a prohibited drug.

Both appeared at Perth Magistrates Court last Monday, March 27, and were remanded in custody.

The Organised Crime Squad Prison Team, DCS and the Corruption and Crime Commission had been running an investigation that identified a criminal syndicate intent on moving commercial quantities of methamphetamine into WA.

Late last year, WA Police and the DCS commenced a dedicated joint agency prison team that includes specialist departmental intelligence analysts and investigators, who work together with police.