Corrupt prison officer smuggled drugs in her bra


A corrupt prison officer has been spared jail for smuggling drugs into work hidden in her bra.

Safak Bozkurt, 28, also tried to sneak in four mobile phones, two charger cables and SIM cards hidden in her waistband to the young offenders' institution.

During a staff search on July 12 last year, Bozkurt was caught with 117 grams of cannabis stashed inside her bra, along with the phones.

She was arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs and mobiles phones into HMYOI Isis, in Thamesmead, south east London.

In January Bozkurt, a prison officer since early 2015, admitted two counts of smuggling contraband items.

She said she had smuggled contraband into the prison for several months, and had been paid between £500 and £1000 each time by a former inmate.

Bozkurt said no pressure had been placed upon her, and that she simply saw it as an opportunity to make extra money.

Bozkurt, of Islington, north London, was handed a two-year suspended sentence and 300 hours of unpaid work.

Detective Constable Scott Pavitt of the Met's London Prisons Anti-Corruption Team, who investigated the case, said: