Seizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution – Medium-security unit

From: Correctional Service Canada

On November 24, 2019 at about 7:10 a.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized in the medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution from a suspected drone drop.

The contraband seized included 104.9 grams of tobacco, 29.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 225.1 grams of marijuana, and 5 ceramic blades. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $33,790.00.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

T he Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors. C

SC 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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