Seizure of unauthorized items at Mountain Institution

From: Correctional Service Canada

March 22, 2019 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On March 21, 2019 at about 8:15 p.m., correctional officers at Mountain Institution, a medium level security federal institution, confiscated a package containing unauthorized items.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of anonymous citizen information, correctional officers, and the detector-dog team. The unauthorized items seized includes cell phones. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $12,000.

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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