Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Collins Bay Institution – Medium security

From: Correctional Service Canada

May 15, 2019 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

As a result of the vigilance of staff members, three packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of the medium security unit at Collins Bay Institution between May 6 and May 14, 2019.

The first two packages were seized on May 6 at 11 a.m. and contained contraband and unauthorized items, including marijuana, tobacco, multiple smart phones and accessories. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $23,000.

On May 14, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., a third package containing contraband was seized on the perimeter of the medium security unit at Collins Bay Institution. This seized contraband package contained marijuana. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $44,000.

The police have been notified of all seizures 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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