Ministers set up 'Line of Duty' corruption unit to tackle drugs in jails

Ministers set up 'Line of Duty' corruption unit to tackle drugs in jails Many inmates are hooked on the psychoactive substance Spice which watchdogs have described as 'out of control' There is growing evidence the drugs are being smuggled in by prison officers The Counter Corruption Unit, similar to the AC-12 unit in Line of Duty, was launched this week and will pursue any officers

By Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:45 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 01:45 BST, 4 May 2019

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Ministers have set up a Line of Duty-style anti-corruption unit to tackle the epidemic of drug-taking in prisons.

Many inmates are hooked on the psychoactive substance Spice and watchdogs have described the crisis as 'out of control'. 

But there is growing evidence the drugs are

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