Contraband

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurse Accused Of Smuggling Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs Into Rikers Island

Authorities have arrested a New York City jail nurse accused of smuggling alcohol, tobacco and prescription anti-addiction drugs into Rikers Island’s largest facility in exchange for payments from inmates.

09/24/2014

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Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For Prosecution

Investigators on Monday searched about 75 locations at Rikers Island Monday for drugs, contraband and weapons as part of a probe into violence and other criminality.

06/23/2014

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9 Accused In Drug Smuggling Ring At Essex County Correctional Facility

FBI agents rounded up nine suspects who allegedly ran a contraband marketplace, smuggling drugs and cellphones into a federal pretrial detention facility at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.

05/28/2014

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City To Receive $2.4 Million Settlement From FedEx Ground Over Alleged Contraband Cigarette Deliveries

The city sued FedEx Ground for accepting packages from a Kentucky company called CigarettesDirect2U, which helped New Yorkers evade high cigarette taxes by shipping untaxed cartons from out-of-state.

03/16/2013