Contraband items seized at Collins Bay Institution maximum security unit

Kingstonist file photo of Collins Bay Institution.

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is crediting the vigilance of staff members of the seizure of a package containing contraband items at Collins Bay Institution.

According to CSC, the package was seized at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 on the perimeter of the maximum security unit at the Institution. Among the contraband and unauthorized items seized were: two cell phones, two cell phone chargers and a charging block, 83.3 grams of tobacco, and 83.3 grams of marijuana. The estimated institutional value of the seizure is $11,000, CSC said.

Police have been notified and the Institution is investigating.

The following is a message from CSC regarding their heightened measures to prevent contraband from entering 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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