Seizures of contraband and unauthorized items at Regional Reception Centre 25 November

From: Correctional Service Canada

As a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.

On November 9, 2021, contraband and unauthorized items seized included 140.6 grams of hashish, four cell phones with chargers, 550 grams of tobacco, handmade hooks, handmade knives and a metal shank. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $33,000.

On November 15, 2021, contraband and unauthorized items seized included 9.6 grams of hashish, six cell phones, one charger and one handmade hook. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $26,000.

The 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.

The 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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