Officials: 17 Arrested In Contraband Crackdown At Rikers IslandThe arrests come as part of a crackdown which has resulted in a 48 percent increase in contraband discovered at city jails.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Accused Of Smuggling ContrabandThe Department of Investigation followed a tip that led them to the correction officer.
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.
Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For ProsecutionInvestigators 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.
9 Accused In Drug Smuggling Ring At Essex County Correctional FacilityFBI 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.
City To Receive $2.4 Million Settlement From FedEx Ground Over Alleged Contraband Cigarette DeliveriesThe 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.