An officer has been suspended after the Prison Service launched an investigation into contraband smuggling. 

The officer at Glasgow's HMP Barlinnie is being investigated after an alleged incident earlier this month, the Daily Record reports. 

It is believed the staff member had her car firebombed in May. 

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The incident came after an arson attack in the car park of the prison at the start of the year.

A Scottish Prison Service spokeswoman confirmed that a employee has been suspended.