On February 25, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing unauthorized items were seized at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution.
This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and the Drug Detection Team. The unauthorized items seized included 137 Nicotine patches and 6 SD memory cards. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $14,300.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is heightening measures to prevent contraband and unauthorized items 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.