Seizure of contraband and unauthorized at Collins Bay Institution

From: Correctional Service Canada

Between March 9 and 15, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages of contraband and unauthorized were seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution, a multi-level security facility.

The items seized included a large quantity of marijuana and tobacco, as well as cell phones and cell phone accessories. The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $67,532.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

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