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Contraband package seized on perimeter of Collins Bay Institution

Kingston Police at Collins Bay Institution on Bath Road. Kingstonist file photo by Lucas Mulder.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has seized a package of contraband intended to make its way inside Collins Bay Institution.

According to CSC, the package was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

The contraband seized included a large quantity of tobacco, with a total estimated institutional value of $15,900, CSC said on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. This is the third seizure of contraband to take place at Collins Bay Institution in 2021. There were at least 22 instances of contraband and/or prohibited items being seized at the institution in 2020.

“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 said in a release.

“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.”

To contact the CSC telephone tip line, call 1-866-780-3784. All callers remain anonymous

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