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9 correction officers took bribes to smuggle scalpels, drugs into NYC jails, prosecutors say

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NEW YORK — Nine corrections workers took bribes to smuggle drugs and weapons — including scalpels and razors — into city jails, prosecutors charged Wednesday. One correction officer, Miguel Compres, 35, allegedly took more than $6,000 in bribes in exchange for sneaking scalpels, cellphones, cigarrettes and the synthetic marijuana K2 into the Manhattan Detention Complex in lower Manhattan. “These defendants were responsible for maintaining a safe and orderly environment in New York City’s jails. Instead, as alleged, they abused their positions to enrich themselves by smuggling weapons, drugs, a…

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