Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Atlantic Institution

From: Correctional Service Canada

On February 5, 2020, staff at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and security intelligence officers. The contraband and unauthorized items seized includes 40 grams of tobacco, 2 cell phones, 1,000 hydromorphone beads, and 41 grams of “Shatter” (marijuana/cannabis concentrate). The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $20,000.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

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 introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

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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